Sheda urges quick resolution to issue surrounding suspension of Malaysia My Second Home agents’ licences

Augustine C.H. Wong

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, June 11: The Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (Sheda) is urging a quick resolution to the recent suspension of licenses of Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) agents.

According to a press release, Sheda president Augustine C.H Wong acknowledged that whilst there may have been reasons behind the implementation, it was also important that all parties focus on maintaining momentum in elevating Sarawak as an attractive and preferred second home destination.


“Sheda appreciates that changes in policy are inevitable. However, smooth and seamless transitions from policy to policy are also crucial in keeping investor confidence.

“Sarawak has placed herself at the forefront of the world’s green energy agenda, and this is our opportunity to demonstrate that we are able to operate top-notch processes and procedures as well.

“In addition, revenue generated from the Sarawak MM2H, whether directly or indirectly, is a positive contributor to the economy,” said the press release.

On May 27, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture (MOTAC) issued a directive to suspend the operations of all licensed agents handling MM2H applications, including those in Sarawak and Sabah.

“MM2H agents had been informed by MOTAC that they were no longer allowed to accept new applications even though their licenses were still valid.

“Although existing SMM2H applications are allowed to continue through the process, Sheda is concerned that the interruption in new applications may divert interest and resources to other countries and appeals that permission to process new applications be restored soon.”

However, it added that Sheda welcomes the reported comment from the Federal Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, namely that authority over future Sarawak MM2H agency permits would be delegated to Sarawak.

“Sheda has the utmost confidence that the Premier of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, as well as the Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry, and Performing Arts Sarawak, Datuk Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, will defend and reclaim Sarawak’s interests as enshrined under the Malaysia Agreement 1963.” — DayakDaily