Ordeal not over for 1,200 Myanmar migrants, says Amnesty International

Elill Easwaran

Amnesty International Malaysia has urged the Malaysian government to reconsider its plans to deport 1,200 Myanmar nationals that were scheduled to be sent home by the Myanmar navy today. It says the stay of execution granted by the KL High Court does not mean they will not be deported. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 23, 2021.

THE interim stay granted by the Kuala Lumpur High Court against the deportation of 1,200 Myanmar nationals does not mean that the migrants are safe from being deported, said Amnesty International Malaysia.

Its executive director Katrina Jorene Maliamauv said the migrants are still facing life-threatening risks.

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