12 Bangladeshis detained in Malaysia

The country’s immigration department has detained 29 migrants including 12 Bangladeshis in Perak state of Malaysia. They were arrested in a raid in Ipoh city in the state on Thursday (June 6). Among them is a Malaysian national. Perak Immigration director Hizbollah Meor Abd Malik confirmed this information in a statement on Friday (June 7).

The ages of the detainees ranged from 17 to 53 years. Sources said they have been kept at the Ipoh Immigration Depot for further investigation and further action.

Director of Perak Immigration Hizbullah Meor Abd Malik said in this statement, based on intelligence information, 29 people were detained after checking the documents of 100 immigrants in a 16-hour operation that started from 10 am on Thursday with the participation of 56 officers.

12 Bangladeshis detained in Malaysia

He said they were detained for violating the terms of the immigration law. Among them, 12 are Bangladeshis, 8 are Indonesians, 9 are citizens of Myanmar. Besides, a detained local person has been charged with harboring illegal foreigners.

If any employer or person hires or provides protection to illegal immigrants in the business premises, strict action will be taken against those employers, said the Director of Immigration Department.