‘No need to panic’ over Covid-19 outbreaks at detention centres


Alfian Z.M. Tahir

Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob says the outbreaks at Semenyih and Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Centres are contained, while all detainees and staff must undergo testing. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 22, 2020.

THE Ministry of Health is screening 3,000 undocumented migrants again, in Bukit Jalil and Semenyih immigration detention centres following reports of Covid-19 cases there, said Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“In Bukit Jalil, for example, some of the detainees were there even before the movement control order (MCO) was imposed and people from Menara One City Plaza in Jalan Masjid India were taken there.”


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