Detention centers ‘hell’ for immigrants in Malaysia, report reveals

Posted on AllSides June 29th, 2022
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Mark Baker, Associated Press

An Indonesian NGO’s report on immigration detention centers in Malaysia was just released, detailing the inhuman conditions of the centers, located in the state of Sabah. According to the Sovereign Migrant Workers Coalition (KBMB), 149 Indonesian citizens died at the five centers in the past year and a half.

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) cites numerous cases of detainees being denied medical treatment, leading to their deaths. One, a man with down syndrome, was offered “no health support even though he had been sick for an extended period.”


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