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Can a Bankrupt person go back to Malaysia using a foreign Passport?

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asked on May 23, 2012 at 16:55
by   Taurus
edited on Sep 21, 2016 at 05:39
 
My husband is declared bankrupt more than 15 years ago. He is thinking of going back to Malaysia to collect his Employees Provident Fund (EPF). Will he encounter problems when he return back to Malaysia using a foreign passport. He is now a citizen of that country. His Malaysian passport has expired long time ago. He has not renewed it.

Will Malaysian Immigration detain him for travelling under a foreign passport?

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answered on May 23, 2012 at 18:26
by   Jane1963
edited Sep 21, 2016 at 05:41
 
@Taurus

I can't give you an exact answer for your question. However, I would like to share this with you.

My brother-in-law has the same situation with your hubby. Now he is holding Singapore passport. Many years back when he came back, no problem. But when he tried leaving, immigration did stop him. However, they unable to tell him what is the actual reason. Another officer let him go. However, for the past 2 years, he has no problem coming and going out of Malaysia.

Someone in this forum did mentioned to travel by train to Singapore and then fly off to the intended destination. Immigration officers in Johore will board the train to check passports. *Please can anyone confirm this???* Thanks...

Taurus, you should check out some threads in here on how to withdraw EPF without going thru Insolvency department. At least you have a better picture of what to expect coming back for EPF withdrawal especially for bankruptcy.
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answered on May 24, 2012 at 00:20
by   MIB3
edited Sep 21, 2016 at 05:42
 
Malaysian Immigration uses a Malaysian's identity card number to find out if a Malaysian's passport has been blocked. If you use a foreign passport, unless you are wanted by the Interpol, you are just like any other foreigner.
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answered on May 24, 2012 at 15:39
by   Taurus
edited Sep 21, 2016 at 05:43
 
Early this year, I returned back to Malaysia. I visited Jabatan Insolvensi Malaysia (JIM) and got a piece of paper from them regarding 2 cases. Was refereed to go to Pertama Complex as both cases were old. I asked the Malay lady whether it is possible to discharge and she inform me it is up to the Judge or your pay it off. One file was with her and the other was with another person, so she can't advise me. She told me to have someone follow up.  Still no news from them.

With the letter from JIM and if my husband give me Power Of Attorney, do you think that I can get EPF to pay the money into my account in Malaysia?? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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answered on Jun 12, 2012 at 14:00
by   Hearty
edited Sep 21, 2016 at 05:44
 
My husband has been made bankrupt recently, still fighting for the case. He is now overseas. Just wondering if his Employees Provident Fund (EPF) savings will be forfeited since he is a bankrupt.
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answered on Jun 12, 2012 at 15:13
by   Gurchan Singh
edited Sep 21, 2016 at 05:58
 
Dear Hearty,

Your question: My husband has been made bankrupt recently, still fighting for the case. He is now overseas. Just wondering if his EPF savings will be forfeited since he is a bankrupt.

Answer: No. There are bankrupts in this forum who managed to use a smart method to withdraw their EPF money.

You can make a search in this forum. Normally those who go through the Insolvency Department has to get a letter of bankruptcy to show to EPF for withdrawal purpose but EPF wants to deduct quite a part of our hard earned EPF money.

I do not remember how some had successfully withdraw their EPF money without the dept getting to deduct your EPF money. There is a way to go around it but sorry I do not remember the method. Try doing a search here with proper key words. Alternatively, some forumers here may be able to advise you accordingly. Cheers!
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answered on Jun 13, 2012 at 17:51
by   Gurchan Singh
edited Sep 21, 2016 at 05:59
 
How to withdraw EPF & how to travel overseas if you are a bankrupt

Click link below to read all the successful methods applied by bankrupts:

https://www.lawyerment.com/answers/questions/8804/55-years-epf-withdrawal-for-bankrupt
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answered on Jan 11, 2014 at 14:28
by   Angry
Entering Malaysia using a foreign passport - No problems.  Leaving Malaysia will be your nightmare.

If you are a Malaysian Bankrupt, holding a foreign passport will not save you if the Malaysian Immigration Dept knew about this. They will detain you, hold your foreign passport (although it was not theirs to hold) until you get clearance from the Insolvent authorities saying you may leave the country.  Which means you have to settle the debts.

How did I know this?  It happened to me.
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answered on Jan 11, 2014 at 22:49
by   Sameboat
edited Sep 21, 2016 at 06:00
 
@Angry - please tell us what happened to you, did you settle your debt? Or are you still stuck in Bolehland now?

I thought if the Malaysian Immigration Dept could only track a Malaysian using his I/C number, and your foreign passport does not have your Malaysian I/C number, how do they know if you were formally a Malaysian?

Please share, thanks!
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answered on Jan 12, 2014 at 10:17
by   Angry
Sameboat,

Give me your email address and I tell you. Not here.

Cheers
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answered on Feb 5, 2014 at 03:41
by   worry
edited Sep 21, 2016 at 06:01
 
@sameboat

I thought if the Malaysian Immigration Department could only track a Malaysian using his I/C number, and your foreign passport does not have your Malaysian I/C number, how do they know if you were formally a Malaysian?

Please share, thanks!
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