5,000 Indons visit Malaysia via Entikong

PONTIANAK (Indonesia), Wed. - More than 57,000 Indonesians entered Malaysia through Entikong, a checkpoint located between Indonesia's West Kalimantan and Tebedu, Malaysia, about 320km east of here last year. Checkpoint chief Prodjo Budiono said today the Indonesians entered Malaysia with passport or checkpoint pass. He added that 19,533 Malaysian citizens crossed the checkpoint to Indonesia the same period. The Indonesian Government levied a US$25 tax (about M$64), beginning Monday, for every citizen travelling abroad by land. A total of 3,149 Malaysian cars passed through the checkpoint last year against 1,521 cars from Indonesia to Malaysia. The Entikong checkpoint was the first set up…

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Copyright: Foreign
Credit: Anex-Antara
Published on: 2 April 1992
Publication: New Straits Times
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