In-depth study of plan to create job opportunities for Rohingya, says Saravanan

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  • Wednesday, 20 Apr 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Resource Ministry and Home Ministry are carrying out an in-depth study of a plan to create job opportunities for Rohingya in the country due to security factors.

Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan (pic) said a detailed review was important to prevent more Rohingya refugees from coming to Malaysia if the plan to create job opportunities was implemented.

"I have discussed with him (Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin) regarding the security factor, where the Home Ministry is worried that if we allow (the creation of employment opportunities) without proper planning, then many more refugees might head to Malaysia.

"So, we must study in detail in terms of implementation. For now, (we) still do not have a decision,” he told a media conference after the Perkeso 2022 breaking of fast ceremony here on Wednesday (April 20).

Saravanan was commenting on the incident where 528 Rohingya detainees escaped from the Sungai Bakap Immigration Detention Depot at about 4.30am on Wednesday.

As of 8pm, a total of 351 refugees have been rearrested and police were still tracking down the remaining escaped detainees.

Meanwhile, six others were killed after being hit by a vehicle while crossing the road at KM 168 of the North-South Expressway (PLUS) heading south near Jawi, Penang. - Bernama

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