Malaysian authorities detain 64 immigrants from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

Malaysian authorities have detained 155 immigrants, including 62 Bangladeshis and one each from Pakistan and India, from an illegal settlement in the city of Cyberjaya in Selangor state, media reports said

Jun 07, 2021
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Malaysian authorities detain 64 immigrants

Malaysian authorities have detained 155 immigrants, including 62 Bangladeshis and one each from Pakistan and India, from an illegal settlement in the city of Cyberjaya in Selangor state, media reports said.

A total of 202 immigrants from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar and India, including 12 women and two children, were checked during an operation on Sunday night, Malaysia's English-language newspaper The Star reported on Monday.

The detainees also include 42 Indonesians, 29 Myanmarese, 20 Nepalis, one Pakistani and one Indian national.

Of them, 156 were detained for not having valid travel and identification documents.

The report said the detainees were between four to 50 years old.

The raid on the settlement, which has access to water and electricity supply through illegal connections, was carried out by the immigration department in collaboration with other enforcement agencies including the Malaysian police, civil defense force and National Registration Department, after three months of intelligence gathering, the report added.

The detainees were taken to the department's screening center in Putrajaya for further action,  Dhaka Tribune reported.

(SAM)

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