149 Myanmar citizens repatriated from Malaysia’s detention centres

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The Embassy of Myanmar in Kuala Lumpur stated that 149 Myanmar detainees from detention centres in Malaysia were sent back on a chartered flight to Myanmar on 22 September.
In cooperation with officials of the Myanmar Embassy to Malaysia and the Malaysian Immigration Department, those Myanmar detainees were sent back to Myanmar. The first batch was brought back on a chartered flight arranged by the Malaysian government.
Thirty-one persons were repatriated to Myanmar on 1 June, 215 on 9 June, 33 on 15 June, 55 on 16 June, 29 on 22 June and 75 on 29 June, totalling 438 persons.
Often, Myanmar citizens travelling illegally to Malaysia to work were arrested and detained at KLIA Detention Centre, Bukit Jalil Detention Centre, LangKap Detention Centre and Bidor Detention Centre. Citizens of Myanmar who have completed the documents at these centres will be sent back through the Myanmar Embassy’s plan, it is learnt. — TWA/GNLM

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