This Tuesday, February 23, Malaysia proceeded with the deportation of a thousand Burmese migrants, despite a court decision asking it to suspend this transfer.
Over a thousand Burmese migrants were sent back to Burma, this Tuesday February 23. The Malaysia expelled 1,086 Burmese migrants. According to Malaysian Immigration Ministry Khairul Dzaimee Daud, three Burmese military buildings picked them up on the west coast. “No Rohingya migrants and no asylum seekers were returned“, he assured, adding that the expelled migrants have agreed to return home, without being forced.
A few hours earlier, the Kuala Lumpur High Court ordered the authorities to temporarily suspend this expulsion. It was seized by organizations for the defense of human rights. They expressed concern that asylum seekers and members of vulnerable minorities could be deported.
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