Over 1,000 Myanmar nationals deported, says Immigration DG


KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 1,086 Myanmar nationals were deported with the cooperation of the Malaysian Armed Forces and the Myanmar embassy, says Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud.

The Immigration Department director-general said the Myanmar nationals were undocumented migrants. who were detained at department depots nationwide since last year.

"They were deported from the Royal Malaysian Navy's base in Lumut, using Myanmar's three navy vessels.

"All of those deported were Myanmar nationals and not Rohingyas or asylum seekers," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Feb 23).

The Myanmar nationals had agreed to be deported willingly, he added.

"There was no form of forcefulness.

"They agreed to return to their home country," he said.

Khairul Dzaimee said the deportation exercise is part of a continuous activity involving those detained at department depots.

"The deportation efforts were slow last year as many countries closed their borders then," he said.

The department through the Home Ministry and Wisma Putra will continue to work towards getting the agreements of countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Bangladesh, in bringing their citizens home, he added.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

60% readers found this article insightful

Next In Nation

K'tan Deputy MB says media practitioners in state should be among first phase of Covid-19 vaccine recipients
Love triangle leads to man being arrested after abusing, robbing lover in Melaka
Lorry driver to hang for trafficking RM22mil worth of drugs
Covid-19: Sibu committee to propose EMCO for Zone 7 following surge in cases
Police record Abdul Aziz Bari's statement over remarks on Emergency, King
Hillside forest in Pulau Aman catches fire
Sabah's first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines due to arrive Thursday (Feb 25)
Covid-19: Eight new clusters detected, active clusters now at 509 in M'sia
PM should take heed of King's view and convene Parliament by March, says Pakatan
Caring School 2.0 programme launched to accelerate Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers