Malaysia deports Myanmar nationals despite court order

Sun Online Desk

24th February, 2021 10:22:34 printer

Malaysia deports Myanmar nationals despite court order

Malaysia has deported 1,086 people back to Myanmar, defying a court order and appeals from human rights group to halt the process.

Rights organisations say the group includes some ethnic minorities which have suffered persecution in Myanmar.

They say sending them back to Myanmar, which is in the midst of a coup, could put them at even greater risk.

But Malaysia has said those being sent back committed immigration offences, and are not asylum seekers.

(BBC)


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