The Malaysian International passport having high security features has been placed under rank 5 amongst the most powerful passports to be found in the world that has proven global recognition for Malaysia. Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali, the immigration department director general said that the accreditation by Global Passport Power Bank 2018 have matched the Malaysian passport which is comparable to the passport of the other countries like Australia and New Zealand.
He said that the passport with high security feature had been the first in the world in usage of e-passport using the security chip that is planted inside. This is for facilitating immigration counter transactions. They could identify all profiles and information of the passport holders that includes travel and movement to each country when they had scanned at the immigration counter.
He said that other than the Malaysian Passport it is also difficult to forge as it has the security system which couldn’t be seen by naked eye. The most significant aspect is that Malaysian Passport is made as per the ICAO or International Civil Aviation Organization standard, an agency that is under the UN for cross border travel.