We told you so, say groups on Covid-19 spike at detention centres

Noel Achariam

Civil societies are taking the government to task for failing to heed their warnings on herding illegal migrants into detention centres, which are now the sites of new Covid-19 clusters. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Afif Abd Halim, May 28, 2020.

PUTRAJAYA should explain how it is going to deal with the increase in Covid-19 cases at Immigration detention centres after it was repeatedly warned to stop going after undocumented migrants during the movement-control order (MCO), civil society groups said.

They told The Malaysian Insight the current spike in Covid-19 infections at three detention centres – Bukit Jalil, Semenyih and Sepang – was an incident waiting to happen.

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  • Let's wait for all of this to be over and look at data and see who made the right / wrong decision. Look at all the possible unintended consequences as well.

    Posted 3 years ago by H. Mokhtar