Malaysian court orders halt to Myanmar migrant deportation: lawyer

AFP

23rd February, 2021 12:40:41 printer

Malaysian court orders halt to Myanmar migrant deportation: lawyer

A Malaysian court Tuesday ordered a temporary halt to a controversial plan to deport 1,200 Myanmar detainees to their homeland weeks after a coup, following a last-ditch legal challenge.

The Kuala Lumpur High Court said the repatriation cannot take place to allow for a hearing on Wednesday into a bid by Amnesty International and Asylum Access to stop the deportations, New Sin Yew, a lawyer representing the groups, told AFP.


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