Malaysia's MM2H visa scheme

Changes in criteria worry expats, potential investors

Higher offshore income among proposed new requirements for residency programme

Danish national Peter Jensen has called Malaysia home for 27 years. But new requirements set to be imposed under a scheme that allows foreigners to live in the country for 10 years may force him to leave Malaysia and his family behind.

Mr Jensen, 79, said he has been living full time in Penang since 1994, married a local woman and purchased an apartment in the state.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2021, with the headline 'Changes in criteria worry expats, potential investors'. Subscribe