Sabah launches state-specific Malaysia MySecond Home program

Sabah will have its own qualified panels to process applications.

(The Vibes) – Sabah launched its own version of the Malaysia MySecond Home (MM2H) program today, with plans to appoint “qualified representatives” to process applications.

This move shifts the responsibility from agents approved by the Federal Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (MOTAC) to Sabah’s representatives.

Tourism, Culture, and Environment Minister Datuk Christina Liew said the Sabah-MM2H initiative has come fully supported by the state and has received approvals from all authorities, including MOTAC.

“Sabah’s decision to implement this program is independent. There are some technical matters to address, but they will not affect Sabah-MM2H policies (in general),” Liew stated.

Her comments come amid tensions with MOTAC arising from the federal ministry move to cancel all MM2H agents’ permits nationwide on May 27.

“This is a state government policy. I believe there are some misunderstandings, but we will leave them alone. As briefed earlier, there are about five or six steps in the application process, all approved by both state and federal authorities, including MOTAC,” Liew added during the program’s launch in Kota Kinabalu, today.

The initial launch of Sabah-MM2H was planned for June 1 but according to Liew was derailed after MOTAC cancelled the agents’ permits on May 27.

The matter has sparked a debate between Liew and MOTAC Minister Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing.

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