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12:00 AM, August 05, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:23 AM, August 05, 2020

Al Jazeera office in Malaysia raided after migrant report

Broadcaster Al Jazeera said Malaysian police had raided its office in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, amid an investigation into a programme it aired on the country's treatment of undocumented foreign workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The July 3 programme, entitled "Locked up in Malaysia's lockdown", prompted a backlash in the Southeast Asia nation, with authorities branding the report inaccurate, misleading and unfair. Malaysia arrested hundreds of undocumented foreigners, including children and Rohingya refugees, after the country imposed a lockdown to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. Human rights activists have condemned the arrests as inhumane. Malaysian officials have said they were necessary to prevent the spread of the virus.  Al Jazeera said it stood by its report and called on authorities to drop the criminal investigation.

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