Depot riot: 104 Rohingya still at large, says Hamzah


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  • Thursday, 21 Apr 2022

SEPANG: A total of 104 Rohingya detainees are still at large after escaping from the Sungai Bakap Immigration detention depot, says Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

The Home Minister said as of 7pm Thursday (April 21), 424 of the 528 detainees have been re-arrested.

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Hamzah said the group had been detained for over two years at the centre because the deportation process could not be done.

He explained that the Myanmar government was not willing to accept them and does not recognise their citizenship status.

"So, where can they be deported to? This is a problem for us," he told the media here.

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On Wednesday morning (April 20), a total of 528 Rohingya detainees escaped from the Sungai Bakap detention depot.

Six of them were killed when they were hit by a vehicle while crossing the road at KM168 of the nearby North-South Expressway. - Bernama

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