Malaysia deports 1,086 Myanmar nationals, despite court-ordered stay

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s immigration department said on Tuesday it had carried out a repatriation programme involving 1,086 Myanmar nationals, despite an earlier court order staying the deportation.

Department Director-General Khairul Dzaimee Daud said in a statement the returnees were sent back on three Myanmar navy ships and did not include ethnic Rohingya refugees or asylum-seekers.

An immigration truck carrying Myanmar migrants to be deported from Malaysia is seen in Lumut, Malaysia February 23, 2021. REUTERS


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