More than 1,700 people, including Myanmar nationals, were arrested in Malaysia More than 1,700 people, including Myanmar nationals, were arrested in Malaysia

More than 1,700 people, including Myanmar nationals, were arrested in Malaysia

More than 1,700 people, including Myanmar nationals, were arrested in Malaysia

When Malaysian authorities raided factories and residential apartments in Klang, Malaysia, on June 23, more than 1,700 foreigners, including more than 150 Myanmar nationals, were arrested and interrogated, according to Burmese in Malaysia.

A Burmese worker who was freed said that among those who were arrested, those with full identification were released, while those without full identification continued to be arrested.

"Yesterday, the total number of arrests was over 1,700. Among them, there will be about 150 from Myanmar. Most of those who have the book have been released. There were more than 30 people who didn't have books. My two friends also went. As for me, I had the book and was released from the factory this morning."

Of the more than 1,700 foreigners who were arrested and examined yesterday, the majority were Bangladeshi citizens, while Myanmar, Pakistan He said Nepali and Thai nationals were also involved.

The Malaysian Immigration Department also announced that the arrests were made as Operation Operasi (Operasi) due to complaints from Malaysian citizens.

According to the list compiled by RFA, from the beginning of 2024 to the end of May, Johor, Malaysia. Nagris Sambilan Selangor More than a thousand Myanmar nationals have been arrested in many places, including Bukit Bintang Province.

According to the statistics of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Malaysia Office as of the end of April 2024, among the nearly 190,000 applicants for political asylum through Malaysia, more than 160,000 are Myanmar nationals.

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