Over 260 foreigners at construction site nabbed by Immigration

KUALA LUMPUR: The Immigration Department detained over 260 foreigners following an operation at a construction site at Kampung Wira Jaya, Setapak.

In the Wednesday (April 7) afternoon raid, an Indonesian worker attempted to flee by jumping down three storeys from a building that was still under construction.

However, the fall broke his right leg, and he was apprehended by personnel there.

When contacted, Immigration Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud said the raid was conducted at 12.20pm at the construction site of a 35-storey condominium building there.

"The raid was conducted by 120 personnel from various agencies including the Immigration Department, police, National Registration Department, Civil Defence Force, and Labour Department.

"We checked 329 foreign workers there and detained 269 of them, including 191 Bangladesh nationals, 58 Indonesians, 19 Myanmar nationals, and two Vietnamese," he said, adding that authorities would be investigating them under the Immigration Act.

He also advised employers to get proper permits and comply with all the terms in employing foreign workers.

"The movement control order is no excuse to break the law.

"We will continue to detain and charge workers and employers who try to take advantage of the situation," he said.

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