And love is the tool scammers use to pry open your bank account and strip you of your assets.By learning how to spot a scammer, you can protect yourself.The biometric data included on the Malaysian passport is a digital photograph of the bearer's face, and images of their two thumbprints.
According to the 2016 Visa Restrictions Index, a ranking of countries according to the travel freedom their citizens enjoy, Malaysia is ranked 12th in the world, with Malaysian citizen enjoying visa-free access to 164 countries and territories, the highest-ranked in the developing world and among Muslim-majority countries.
Malaysia was the first country in the world to issue biometric passports in March 1998, after a local company, IRIS Corporation, developed the technology.
On 2 February 2010, Malaysia started issuing ICAO compliant e-Passports, valid for five years or two years, replacing the current one.
It was the 75th nation in the world to adopt the ICAO standard.
In December 2002, thumbprint data was added to the biometric data on the passport chip.
Similar technology is used in the Malaysian identity card, My Kad.The main legislation governing the production of passports and travel documents, their possession by persons entering and leaving Malaysia, and related matters is the Passport Act 1966.Processing of Malaysian passport applications and renewals is very rapid, with new passports usually issued one hour after payment for normal cases.The diplomatic passport is issued to diplomatic officers.As Malaysia does not recognise nor have diplomatic relations with the state of Israel, Malaysian passports bear the inscription: "This passport is valid for all countries except Israel".) is the passport issued to citizens of Malaysia by the Immigration Department of Malaysia (Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia).