Malaysian government crackdown on undocumented people Malaysian government crackdown on undocumented people

Malaysian government crackdown on undocumented people

Malaysian government crackdown on undocumented people
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Officials have removed more than 500 undocumented people living in tents or on wooden boats off the coast of Sabah state in the northeastern Malaysian island of Borneo, local human rights activists said.

The Bangkok Post reported on June 6 that houses have been burned and destroyed since Tuesday. There are an estimated one million stateless and undocumented residents in Sabah, a third of the state's total population.

Human rights activists say this is part of the Malaysian government's crackdown on undocumented migrants.

CNA reported on June 6 that the authorities are cracking down on people living in and around the city to stop undocumented migration to Kuala Lumpur.

More than 185,000 (188,200) political asylum seekers and refugees in Malaysia are registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and 87 percent of them are from Myanmar. Most of them are Rohingya, and 5,2200 refugees are minors under the age of 18.

Immigration Department More than 100 people and 30 families from the joint police team and the city council. The houses where most of the Rohingyas live were entered and cleared on the night of May 28.

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