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Newsline: US Embassy Confirms Malaysia Not On Immigration Ban List

The US Embassy here has denied reports saying Malaysia is one of the countries on the list of countries affected by US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. A spokesperson from the embassy when contacted today told the New Straits Times that Malaysians are still free to travel to the US. “That is not true. Malaysia is not on the list,” she said. An online report today stated that Malaysia was one of 20 new countries whose people are banned from entering the US, following a seven-nation travel blacklist issued by Trump in an executive order. The report quoted a tweet by a US reporter using Twitter handle, @JackSmithIV, stating that: “Banned countries, plus: Turkey/Libya/Sri Lanka/Pakistan/France/Algeria/Jordan/China/Malaysia/Qatar/Senegal/Switzerland/Algeria/Egypt/Guinea.” The report has gone viral on social media but has since been retracted.



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