Malaysia to deport illegal migrants from Borneo | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 26, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 26, 2008

Malaysia to deport illegal migrants from Borneo

Share this with

Copy this link

Malaysia said yesterday it will launch a massive operation to deport tens of thousands of Filipino and Indonesian illegal migrants from Borneo island where they are blamed for drugs and crime.
"We are ready to launch a large-scale operation to flush out all illegal immigrants from the state of Sabah and deport them," deputy prime minister Najib Razak told reporters.
Najib said authorities will also bolster security along Malaysia's land and sea borders with the Philippines and Indonesia to prevent further illegal crossings.
"The root cause is because the borders are very porous and traditionally the people there do not recognise the borders. They move in and out due to economic opportunities in Sabah," he said.

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Grameenphone and Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222

Banglalink:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Share this with

Copy this link

Top News

Top