Number of children in detention centres worrying, says rights group

Ravin Palanisamy

The Home Ministry revealed last year that 756 children were being held at immigration detention centres across the country as of Oct 26. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, April 7, 2021.

NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisation Asylum Access Malaysia (AAM) has expressed concern over the number of children held in immigration detention centres nationwide.

AAM executive director Tham Hui Ying said there are about 700 children in these centres, with more than half of them left unaccompanied.

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