Travelling allowance scam warning issued


The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and Malaysia Airports has cautioned air travellers to be aware of imposters posing as agents of a non-existent “Ministry of Aviation Malaysia”.

The scam is operated by those claiming to issue a document called “Supreme Decree No.1121 – Regulation in Application of Law 1007 on Travelling by Air Policy” which is targeting air travellers leaving the country.

They claim that the establishment of this law is to introduce the Basic Travelling Allowance (BTA) that passengers leaving Malaysia are required to show at the airport. The BTA varies with the types of travel visas.

DCA and Malaysia Airports have clarified that Malaysia does not impose any BTA to passengers leaving the country and hence anyone approached with such document are requested to file a report immediately at the nearest police station.