Monday, December 12, 2016

450 undocumented Pinoys deported from Sabah

Some 450 Filipinos who have been illegally staying in Sabah have been sent home by Malaysian authorities after weeks of detention at the Papar and Sandakan temporary detention centers, according to a report on The Star.
State Security Council director Datuk Rodzi Saad was quoted as saying that 254 men, 112 women and 84 children were sent back to Zamboanga City via the Sandakan jetty. Those deported were aged one to 66.
National Security Council (MKN) Sabah director Datuk Rodzi Md Saad warned employers to refrain from harboring and hiring illegal immigrants and to continue working with security forces to return them to their home countries.
Rodzi told Borneo Today that some 549,997 have been deported or voluntarily returned to their respective countries since 1990.
report on National Straits Time said 20,026 illegal immigrants were sent back to their countries this year alone.
It added that 41 Filipinos and 18 Indonesians have been arrested in a raid since the deportation of the 450 Filipinos.
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Duterte had agreed to Malaysia's request to deport 7,000 Filipino illegal immigrants detained in Sabah. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News

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