79 illegal foreign workers nabbed in raid


  • Nation
  • Friday, 09 Oct 2015

ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Immigration Department rounded up 79 illegal immigrants for various offences at a mall here.

Ops Bersepadu was carried out by 34 personnel from the department who were assisted by officers from the Alor Setar City Council.

Department director Mohamad Yusri Hashim said illegal workers were picked up at eateries, clothing retail outlets, as well as security guards and mall cleaners during the 8pm raid on Wednesday.

The workers, aged between 19 and 43, are believed to be from Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan, India, Thailand and the Philippines.

Mohamad Yusri said they had no travel documents.

“We also arrested a 35-year-old local man, believed to be the supervisor of a cleaning services company, who had hired some of the illegal workers,” he said in a statement.

He advised mall tenants to give job opportunities to local people, adding that it was regrettable that foreign workers, especially those without valid documents, were hired instead.

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