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Malaysia to deport 1,200 Myanmar migrants amid concerns

Added 02-16-21 03:22:07am EST - “Malaysia's government will repatriate 1,200 Myanmar migrants next week despite a military coup in their home country, but has assured that they will not include minority Muslim Rohingya refugees or those registered with the U.N. refugee…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Malaysia to deport 1,200 Myanmar migrants amid concerns”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia‘s government will repatriate 1,200 Myanmar migrants next week despite a military coup in their home country, but has assured that they will not include minority Muslim Rohingya refugees or those registered with the U.N. refugee agency.

But the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees voiced concern Tuesday that there may be vulnerable women and children among the group. Myanmar‘s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was detained as the military seized power on Feb. 1, sparking protests in the country.

Malaysia‘s immigration chief, Khairul Dzaimee Daud, said in a statement late Monday that the detainees will be deported Feb. 23 on Myanmar navy ships.

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He said the 1,200 were held for offenses including not having valid travel documents, overstaying and violating their social visit passes.

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