19,000 undocumented migrants sent home, says minister

The government says it has repatriated 8,575 undocumented migrants to Indonesia, 2,584 to Bangladesh and 1,890 to Myanmar.

PETALING JAYA: A total of 19,111 undocumented migrants have been sent home since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

They include 8,575 migrants from Indonesia, 2,584 from Bangladesh and 1,890 from Myanmar, he said in a statement.

He did not give a breakdown of the migrants from other countries.

Ismail also said 609 Malaysians arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 yesterday from Indonesia, Pakistan, Qatar, Singapore, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, India, Hong Kong, Brunei and Nepal.

All but one were allowed home for mandatory quarantine.

He said police monitored 2,507 mosques across the country yesterday and found that the capacity in these mosques met the required SOPs.

Police also arrested and fined 36 individuals for offences under the recovery movement control order yesterday.

Ismail said 2,630 task force teams consisting of 12,396 personnel conducted checks at 3,949 supermarkets, 5,673 restaurants and 1,977 hawker stalls, 1,159 factories, 3,718 banks and 901 government offices throughout the country.

They also monitored 1,302 land transport terminals, 248 water transport terminals and 93 air transport terminals.

He said operations against illegal immigrants continued yesterday with police checking 32,106 vehicles at 68 roadblocks. One person was detained for an immigration offence.

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