Malaysia deports 1,086 Myanmar nationals, despite court-ordered stay

TheEdge Tue, Feb 23, 2021 06:44pm - 6 days ago

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 23): Malaysia's immigration department said on Tuesday that it had carried out a repatriation programme involving 1,086 Myanmar nationals, despite an earlier court order staying the deportation.

Department Director-General Khairul Dzaimee Daud said in a statement the returnees were sent back on three Myanmar navy ships and did not include ethnic Rohingya refugees or asylum-seekers.

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