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138 Myanmar detainees in Malaysia set to return home

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 7: The first batch of 138 Myanmar tiols detained in Malaysia is set to return home on Monday, official sources said on Sunday. The detainees, who have been issued Certificate of Identity, under the arrangement with the Kanbawza’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation will return to Myanmar on a Myanmar Intertiol flight from Kuala Lumpur, Myanmar’s Foreign Ministry was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

At present, 2,294 Myanmarese tiols are detained in 11 camps in Malayasia, the sources added. In March 2015, a Myanmarese vy warship carried back 102 illegal Myanmarese immigrants from Malaysia who were kept at detention camps. More than 400,000 Myanmar immigrants are reportedly working in Malaysia, of whom about 300,000 are legal entrants, while about 40,000 are illegal. (IANS)

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