Offices to close for election Wednesday

8 May 18

MALAYSIA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? The MYXpats Centre and eXpats Service Centre will be closed Wednesday, when Malaysia will hold a general election.

What does the change mean? Employers who need services from the MYXpats Centre or eXpats Service Centre should expect delays when offices reopen.

  • Implementation time frame: May 9.
  • Visas/permit affected: All MYXpats Centre and eXpats Service Centre services.
  • Who is affected: Employers and foreign nationals in Malaysia.
  • Business impact: Businesses may need to make minor adjustments to timelines because of the closures on election day.

Background: Offices will be closed Wednesday when voters go to the polls for Malaysia’s 14th general election. Immigration offices offered limited services Tuesday. Full services will resume Thursday.

BAL Analysis: Employers who need services should expect delays this week because of the election.

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