Arrests

The High Commission has a role in offering consular assistance to Maldivians who are detained or arrested in Malaysia. However, as a foreign diplomatic mission, there are certain limitations to what we can do.

Foreigners in Malaysia are subject to local laws. Therefore, you should be aware of Malaysian laws and must abide by them at all times. Not knowing the local laws is not an excuse.

Hence, you should try to avoid situations which might put you at risk. However, if you are arrested, it is important to inform the High Commission immediately.

For any further queries, please contact +60126557895 (HC Hotline), or email to consular@maldives.org.my