94 Bangladeshis among 500 detained in Malaysia


Staff Reporter :
Some 530 undocumented foreign nationals, including 94 Bangladeshis were detained by the Malaysian authorities in the Selangor state on Saturday.

The Immigration Department at the Selangor conducted the operation and caught them at the Wholesale Market areas in Seri Kembangan.

According to reports Malaysian newspaper The Sun, Selangor Immigration Director Khairrul Aminus Kamaruddin, who participated in the operation, said a total of 530 foreigners including 504 men and 26 women were rounded up during the operation.

“They comprised 277 individuals from Myanmar, 94 from Bangladesh, 72 from India, 39 from Indonesia, 15 from Nepal, nine from Sri Lanka, six from Pakistan and one from Vietnam,” he told a press conference after the operation which started at 3am.

The operation ended at 6am and the number of those arrested has yet to be determined as the authorities were still checking the documents of the foreigners concerned at the time of the press conference.

The foreigners will be checked to ensure they have valid documents to be in the country, said Khairrul Aminus.


The operation also involved the General Operations Force (PGA), the Royal Malaysia Police, the Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM), the Selangor National Registration Department (JPN) and the Subang City Council.

Earlier on January 27, seven undocumented Bangladeshi workers were detained in Malaysia today for various immigration offenses.

They were part of a total of 108 undocumented foreign workers detained in an operation at Pasar Harian Selayang in Kuala Lumpur.

In January 25, a total of 85 undocumented Bangladeshi workers were also detained during separate drives in Malaysia yesterday for various immigration-related offenses.

In an operation in Seremban, local immigration department detained 110 foreigners including 10 Bangladeshis, reports The Star.

The Immigration Department of Malaysia has been conducting regular operations against undocumented foreigners, said Kennith Tan Aik Kiang, state director at the department.