shanno32 wrote:thanks, zarrar. i went down and the officer checked and told me it was still valid until 2012, and since i already had a trip planned to singapore i didn't bother asking him to cancel it. i just wanted to make sure it was valid for my trip. but now i have another question - the officer also told me that my employer CAN'T cancel my visa without having my passport. is this true? i have a friend who said it happened to him and he didn't know about it, that it apparently costs a LOT more money and takes a while. he ended up getting huge fines for overstaying.
seeing as i'm not sure how long before i go home, i'd like to know - CAN they cancel it without my passport? thanks.
They cant completely cancel it without your passport. But they can do the next best thing; which is red flag and eventually blacklist you. Your employer can go to the Immigration Dept (as easily as you did), say you (his employee) has dishonored the emplyment contract and run away. They will on the spot red flag you, meaning you will be under an order to be detained at all Immi checkpoints entering or leaving Malaysia. They will most likely throw you in a camp, call your employer, cancel your visa and deport you.
Safest option is to go back to the Immigration Dept, explain your situation, have your EP cancelled (since you are not working for the company anyway), leave Malaysia for a couple of weeks and return on a social visit pass.