Malaysian Detention Centres are already overcrowded – so why accept to house asylum seekers already in Australia?

source from Charles Hector’s blog, 7 May 2011,

Malaysian detention centers currently housing alleged undocumented migrants, which would include asylum seekers and others, are already overcrowded – and detainees and civil society have been protesting for better and more humanitarian detention conditions.

When complaints of detainees fall on ‘deaf’ ears of the detaining authority and Malaysian government, there have been ‘protests’ – some of which have even resulted in fires and breakouts. Most recent have been the protests in the Lengeng Detention Centre. [See earlier posts:-

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