MHA Singapore statement on Hartawan Aluwi

MHA Singapore statement on Hartawan Aluwi

Official website of Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore. (mha.gov.sg)

Singapore (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore, on Friday refers to Indonesian media reports on the case of Hartawan Aluwi, many of which gave inaccurate accounts. This statement sets out the key facts of the case.

The Minister for Home Affairs had considered Hartawan to be an undesirable immigrant pursuant to Section 8(3)(k) of the Immigration Act, due to his involvement in fraudulent investment schemes and money laundering activities.

Consequently, the Controller of Immigration cancelled Hartawan’s Entry Permit and declared his presence in Singapore to be unlawful, after giving him an opportunity to make representations and taking these into account.

In accordance with the law, Hartawan appealed to the Minister for Home Affairs against the Controller’s decision. After due and careful consideration of the representations and documents submitted by Hartawan Aluwi, the Minister rejected the appeal.

As Hartawan’s presence in Singapore was unlawful, he was taken into custody on Thursday, 21 April 2016 by the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority. He was removed from Singapore on the same day.

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