Soon, it may not be too easy for Malaysians to enter the United Kingdom, after the British authority is now considering to impose a strict visa regulation for Malaysian visitors.
In the new ruling, Malaysian citizens wishing to enter United Kingdom may need to obtain a visa, which can commence as early as next year.
The decision comes after Malaysia, together with a host of other countries including Namibia, Brazil, South Africa, Venezuela, Botswana, Bolivia, Lesotho, Mauritius, Swaziland, and Trinidad and Tobago, was put on the watch list by the British Home Office.
According to the British, visitors from Malaysia pose a threat after many were found to have abused the visiting permit to overstay and take up job. If the British decides to go ahead with the ruling, there is a likelihood that other neighboring European countries will follow suit, making life tough for Malaysian visitors.
Currently, Malaysian citizens can enter the United Kingdom without having to obtain visa before entering the country, while students will need to get a student visa.
The Malaysia government, which is worried with the irresponsible actions of some Malaysians that causes inconvenience to others, is appealing for the British government not to impose the new measure.
Britain will make the final decision within the next 6 months.