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TRAVEL ADVISORY
 
As in any other country, Malaysians are advise to be aware of the local security situation at the place that they’re visiting or residing. As a general guideline, Malaysians are advise to:
 
1.         SECURE THEIR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS E.G. PASSPORT AT ALL TIMES
 
2.         AVOID VISITING INSECURE AREAS
 
3.         AVOID BEING ENTANGLE WITH DELICATE SITUATION
 
4.         ENSURE THAT NO ITEMS BELONGING TO RECENTLY KNOWN STRANGERS ARE KEPT WITH THEM
 
5.         ABIDE THE LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS
 
6.         ALWAYS CONDUCT CHECKS BEFORE SETTLING WITH ANY TRANSACTIONS
 
For more detail on Consular Information, please refer to: http://www.kln.gov.my/web/chn_guangzhou/home
 
 
WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION
 
1.         What do I/Malaysian do in case of emergency when I am in Guangdong?
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia will respond to an emergency situation that has the potential to endanger the safety or lives of Malaysian citizen abroad i.e. natural disaster, civil unrest or war. In such case, the Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou will assist you. Therefore, it is important that you register with the Consulate General of Malaysia, Guangzhou so that we are aware of your presence and whereabouts.
 
2.    What do I/Malaysian do in case of emergency when I am arrested in Guangdong?
 
Please request the arresting authorities to inform the Consulate General of Malaysia, Guangzhou.
 
CONSULATE GENERAL OF MALAYSIA, GUANGZHOU
Units 1912, 1913, 1915-1918, Citic Plaza Office Tower
233 Tian He Bei Road
510610, Guangzhou
 
Telephone     : 8620-3877 0763 / 8620-3877 0766 / 8620-3877 0765
Fax              : 8620-3877 0769
Email            :
mwguangzhou@kln.gov.my
Office Hours  : Monday - Friday: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Closed          : Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays
 
 
 
The Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou will:
 
After being informed officially of the arrest of Malaysian citizens, Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou contact the arrested/detained person, arrange for family/next of kin to be informed if they so wish, give advice and guidance with the primary aim of helping them to help themselves and provide a list of local doctors and lawyers.
 
Assists in the transfer of necessary emergency funds from relatives and/or friends in Malaysia.
 
In the event of injury, arrest or detention, the Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou will assists in notifying your next-of-kin if you so wish.
 
3.     What happen in the case of death?
 
In the event of the death of a Malaysian citizen overseas, the Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou is ready to assist Malaysians to bring back the remains of their family member or relative that had died in Provinces of Guangdong, Hunan, Hainan, Jiangxi and Fujian back to Malaysia. However, the cost has to be borne by the relative/next of kin.
 
4.     What kind of consular assistance does the Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou provide?
 
The Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou provides consular assistance such as:
 
Ø        Issuance of visa (in Guangzhou)
Ø        Registration of Malaysians living in Guangdong, Hunan, Hainan Jiangxi and Fujian
Ø        Issuance of Emergency Certificate (loss of travel document/passport)
Ø        Registration of Marriage and Marriage Ceremony
Ø        Registration of Birth
Ø        Registration of Death
Ø        Assistance to Malaysian Nationals arrested in Guangzhou
Ø        Issuance, renewal and extension of travel documents
Ø        Registration of Voters
Ø        Issuance of Good Conduct Certificate
Ø        Issuance of Certificate of Waiver of two year home residence
Ø        Serving of court documents in the Provinces of Guangdong, Hainan, Hunan, Fujian and Jiangxi
 
5.     What kind of assistance does the Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou WILL NOT BE ABLE to provide?
 
Ø        The Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangdong will not be able to provide:
 
Ø        Help you find a job overseas as well as in China.
 
Ø        Arrange visas, work or residence permits for other countries, or help you obtain them.
 
Ø        Become involved with judicial affairs on your behalf in child custody cases in mixed marriages.
 
Ø        Pay or guarantee payment of your hotel, medical or any other bills, including the cost of returning lost luggage to Malaysia.
 
Ø        Act as travel agent, bank or post office or store your luggage.
 
Ø        Become involved in commercial disputes or take up complaints about local purchase, etc.
 
Ø        Provide office, translation, interpreter and telephone or photocopy services.
 
Ø        Investigate crimes in foreign countries.
 
Ø        Get your better condition in hospital than a local national would receive.
 
Ø        Provide accommodation at the Chancery of the Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou or the homes of officers in Guangzhou.
 
Ø        In the event of the arrest/detention of Malaysian citizens, the Consulate General of Malaysia in Guangzhou will not give legal advice, intervene in court proceedings or provide funds to pay for your legal costs of fines; do something that is against the local law to help you; become involved with the host government’s affairs to get you out of prison or obtain special treatment in prison; bail or pay for fines; nor become a bailsman, guarantor or sponsor.
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A mule or courier is someone who smuggles something with him or her (as opposed to sending by mail, etc.) across a national border, including smuggling into and out of an international plane, especially a small amount, transported for a smuggling organization. The organizers employ mules to reduce the risk of getting caught themselves, while often profiting most. The mule typically gets paid an amount which is small compared with the profit, but large for somebody with little money, so that it seems to him or her an easy way to make money.
 
Sometimes the goods are hidden in e.g. the bag or vehicle of an innocent person, who does not know about this, for the purpose of retrieving the goods elsewhere. In the case of transporting illegal drugs, the term drug mule applies. Kinder Surprise and Easter Egg are both common slang terms for drug mules. Methods of smuggling include hiding the goods in a vehicle, luggage or clothes, strapping them to one's body, or using the body as container. The latter is mainly applied for heroin and cocaine, and sometimes for ecstasy. It is often done by swallowing latex balloons (often condoms, or fingers of latex gloves) or special pelletsfilled with the goods, and recovering them from the feces later (such a smuggler is called a swallower or internal carrier; the practice is also called body packing or body stuffing). It is a common, but medically dangerous way of smuggling small amounts of drugs: a mule can die if a packet bursts or leaks before exiting the body. Other methods of carrying drugs within the body include insertion of the package directly into the anus or vagina. This method is obviously far more vulnerable to cavity searches. People are sometimes X-rayed at airports etc. to check for drug pellets.
 

 


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