Bangladeshis among 205 illegal migrants held in Malaysia
Malaysia immigration department arrested 205 undocumented migrants including some Bangladeshis on Friday.
The arrest was made during a drive at an apartment in Pudu district in the country.
Kuala Lumpur Immigration Department director Hamidi Adam said the raid was conducted at 11.30pm (local time) following complaints from local residents.
The operation was conducted by 92 officers and personnel of the department with the cooperation of seven Labour Department officers as well as 18 enforcement personnnel of Kuala Lumpur City Hall ( DBKL).
“A total of 425 foreigners living in the apartment were inspected and from the number, 203 men and two women were picked up for overstaying and not holding any employment documents.
“The arrests were made under Section 15(1)(c) and Section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/ 63 (Act 155),” he told reporters after the operation at Ixora Apartment here last night.
Hamidi said those held were aged between 20 and 49 comprising Bangladeshis, Indonesians, Myanmar nationals as well as Nepalese with most of them working at construction sites around Kuala Lumpur city area.
He said among the arrested migrant workers, the highest number of 94 is from Indonesia, eight from Myanmar, four from Bangladesh and the rest from Pakistan.
However, charges against them are underway under the Immigration Act.