Calls for Malaysia to halt Myanmar deportations

Several quarters including the UN and the US have urged Malaysia to stop the deportation of 1,200 Myanmar nationals to their homeland after the recent military coup there. – EPA pic, February 22, 2021.

MALAYSIA faced calls today to halt the deportation of 1,200 Myanmar nationals on navy ships to their homeland weeks after a coup, with the United States the latest to voice concerns.

The migrants, who include members of vulnerable minorities, are set to be repatriated tomorrow aboard three vessels sent from Myanmar, where the military seized power at the start of February.

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