54 Migrants in Malaysia Detained In a Raid by Immigration & A Bangladeshi Died in Lenggeng Detention Camp


This source already highlighted in Malaymail news papaer as below:

Illegals jump into river to escape Immigration raid

Friday, January 7th, 2011 13:55:00

Immigration raid in Bandar Sri Puchong

BUSTED: Among those detained were Indonesians, Bangladeshis and Myanmar nationals, comprising 28 men, 23 women and three children — Pic: Arif Kartono

PUCHONG: In a desperate attempt to avoid a dragnet by the Putrajaya Immigration headquarters, seven foreigners risked their lives by diving into a nearby river and escaping.

There was chaos in the two-hour raid on a settlement in Bandar Sri Puchong when it residents spotted the approching Immigration officers with some running towards a river that leads to Sungai Klang.

Putrajaya Immigration deputy assistant director Nik Shahanizam Ahmad, who led the raiding party, managed to bring the situation under control as officers were quick to stop half of them from escaping as they were stationed at strategic points.

"Some of the foreigners did escape by diving into the river," Nik Shahanizam said.

The officers then contacted the police and the Fire and Rescue Department for their help, but after scouting the area for almost two hours none of the foreigners were spotted.

The raid was conducted following complaints from the public on the high presence of foreigners in the area.

"We have been watching the settlement for almost a month before raiding the place," said Nik Shahanizam.

He said upon checking the travel papers of about 100 foreigners, 54 were detained for various offences such as overstaying and possessing invalid travel documents.

"Those detained were Indonesians, Bangladeshis and Myanmar nationals, comprising 28 men, 23 women and three children."

The raid involved 52 Immigration officers working in three teams.

The detained illegals have been sent to the Putrajaya Immigration Detention Depot.

Clarification & Other Sources by The Sail’s researcher James,

In the above report, Invalid documents included UNHCR documents but it is not cleared that UNHCR document holders arrested or not. An escapee Burmese said, "immigrations worn civil dresses and headed roughly." However, it is sent a shock wave on the hint- ‘the public complaints of the high presence of foreigners’.

The reason of the raid conduction was pointed to public is trued. The state has recently increased raidings over illegal migrants majority from risk countries and severally exercised in Penang.

A Bangladeshi Died in Lenggeng Detention Camp

This week in 3 days ago, a Bangladeshi was died in Lenggeng detention camp. Although we didn’t received the detail about his death, it could be contamination caused because of the detainees from the same cell were transferred to KLIA detention camp. They informed that detainees received waters supply just one hour per day since five month ago. Lenggeng detention camp became the worst after Tenah Maerah detention camp of Kelantan state and overcrowding and death tools increased usually.

A Burmese individual welfare worker in KL said that international team lead by Human Rights Body of Malaysia had visited Malaysian detention centres in last month and the system urged to overhaul. He also added, "what is the point if the condition can’t be improved and the every individual rights in Malaysia is not protected."

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