Death in immigration centres: An urgent wake-up call for Malaysia


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A MALAYSIAN official recently made a remark about the deaths of immigrants in Sabah immigration facilities that showed a distinct lack of empathy. But the information on severe abuse of immigration detainees can no longer be ignored.

Procedural standards within these detention centres are extremely poor, detainees are rarely informed of the reasons they have been detained, and they have little to no access to legal counsel.

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