MM2H programme constantly
06/02/09 NST EDITOR'S LETTERS
I wish to refer to the article titled "Policy decisions that continue to
confuse" by Mr Andy Davison, which appeared in NST Property on Friday, Jan
The feedback by Mr Davison on the Malaysia My Second Home or MM2H programme
is very much appreciated.
However, the decision to allow foreign individuals to apply directly to the
MM2H Centre is to provide an option for those interested in the MM2H
programme. It was based on feedback from prospective MM2H participants who
said they prefer to apply directly without going through a licensed MM2H
One of the main reasons is the desire for confidentiality, especially among
applicants who prefer not to disclose their financial and personal
information to unofficial sources including licensed MM2H agents.
In short, this new ruling is more customer-friendly as it allows applicants,
especially those from Englishspeaking countries and those already familiar
with our country (having worked in Malaysia before or visited during their
holidays) the choice of either applying on their own or seeking the
assistance of a licensed MM2H agent.
In general, our Government is committed towards improving the MM2H programme
based on feedback and consultations with the relevant stakeholders. Towards
this end, our Government has also agreed to allow foreigners married to
Malaysians the option to apply under the MM2H programme if they choose not
to apply under the Spouse Programme.
In addition, our Government is finalising plans to allow participants under
the MM2H programme to work part-time in critical sectors; to be active
investors; and other improvements which will be announced once the
guidelines to implement these enhancements are completed.
Ministry of Tourism,