If you happen to’re heading to South Korea quickly, then be sure to observe all of the directions and procedures earlier than you enter the nation! Not too long ago, a Malaysian man was despatched again residence just a few hours after reaching South Korea’s airport reportedly after he didn’t declare his job within the arrival card.
Fahmi Sudirwan, 32, a part-time tour information, shared his expertise within the Highway to Korea web page, which has since gone viral on social media.
In accordance with the publish, when he arrived on the Incheon Worldwide Airport on 4th October, he was referred to as by the Korea immigration authorities the place they questioned him about his job.
He instructed mStar, “Once I was referred to as by them, I used to be nervous and dissatisfied that I can’t defend myself in the course of the interrogation. Solely the officers can query me however I used to be not allowed to ask them any questions relating to the matter.”
Through the interrogation, he was requested just a few questions. The officer began by asking sternly, “What’s your job?” and Fahmi replied that he was a authorities servant within the fisheries division. Noticing that the officer didn’t perceive his reply, he was taken into an remoted room with a translator.
There, they processed him by taking the fingerprints of each his palms, an image of him and likewise ordered him to replenish a type. The room was filled with Thai vacationers as properly. Through the interrogation, Fahmi was given a Malay language translator.
He was additionally requested about what number of have been there in his travelling group and when he answered eight “buddies”, he was requested to call all of them which he couldn’t achieve this as he was not the tour chief.
He was additionally requested to listing down the locations that they deliberate to go with out wanting on the printed itinerary of the journey. Since that is his first time in Korea, he failed to take action as properly which brought on the officers to be displeased together with his solutions.
Lastly, he was requested about how a lot cash he’s carrying. Since is has the cash for the group, he had about 1.7 million received (RM6,235). The officer then questioned him why he was carrying a lot, when he ought to have divided the cash amongst his buddies.
“I reached the airport at 8am, and after being interrogated for just a few hours, I used to be despatched again to Malaysia at four.30pm,” he instructed mStar.
Fahmi defined that he didn’t declare his job within the arrival card as a result of he assumed that it was not going to be any problem as he by no means confronted such drawback throughout his journeys to Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, The Philippines and Vietnam earlier than this.
He elaborated that,
“I believe this incident is expounded to the sudden improve of overseas staff in Korea and I hope any Malaysians who’re planning to go there wouldn’t repeat the identical mistake that I did, or else you’ll expertise a day journey to Korea.”
Through the go to, Fahmi was really serving to his good pal who’s a full-time tour information, the place they have been main a tour group that consisted of six Malaysian vacationers.
As talked about in his publish, he was unable to cross the 1.7 million received (RM6,235) for the resort and transport charges to his pal. The officers wouldn’t permit him to exit of the room even only for some time to provide them the cash. Fortunately, that they had spare money with them for emergency functions as properly.
He was escorted by an officer as much as a airplane and despatched again to Malaysia on the identical day after the South Korean immigration officers determined to not let him enter the nation.
The posting has generated blended reactions from netizens. Some criticised him for not being trustworthy and careless when coming into the nation which has sophisticated issues for his clients. Some additionally advise him to observe the foundations correctly as an alternative of assuming issues will probably be alright if he purposely selected to disregard them. The tour firm was additionally criticised for not briefing him totally concerning the journey.
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