Deportation of Myanmar nationals to be addressed in court, says Ambiga

Noel Achariam Kalidevi Mogan Kumarappa

A bus believed to be carrying Myanmar migrants seen heading towards the naval base in Lumut, February 23. Amnesty International Malaysia and Asylum Access Malaysia are shocked by the Immigration Department’s move to repatriate 1,086 detainees despite an order by the Kuala Lumpur High Court against it. – AFP pic, February 23, 2021.

THE Immigration Department’s decision to ignore a court order halting the deportation of 1,086 Myanmar detainees will be addressed in court tomorrow, said Ambiga Sreenevasan.

The prominent lawyer, who is representing Amnesty International Malaysia and Asylum Access Malaysia, said they were shocked by the turn of events in the face of a court order.

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