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Sabah faces problem of undocumented migrants

September 19, 2020 12:50 PM

KOTA KINABALU - In 1970, Sabah's 636,431 population accounted for 6.1 per cent of Malaysia's 10.4 million.

Malaysia deports Bangladeshi who criticised treatment of migrants

August 23, 2020 5:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia has deported a Bangladeshi worker who criticised the government's treatment of migrants in a documentary made by broadcaster Al Jazeera, the country's director general of immigration confirmed yesterday.

Malaysia detains hundreds of refugees and migrants during virus lockdown

May 01, 2020 9:39 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia on Friday (May 1) detained hundreds of refugees and migrant workers for illegally living in the country, rights groups said, at a time of movement and travel restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

Thai police under scrutiny as record number of trafficking cases dismissed

January 28, 2020 4:11 PM

BANGKOK (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - Thai prosecutors turned down about a fifth of human trafficking cases sent to them by police last year, a soon-to-be released government report shows, raising concerns that police were on a drive to boost numbers to enhance Thailand's global image.

KL looking out for boats after Rohingya found on beach

April 09, 2019 5:00 AM

KUALA LUMPUR • The Malaysian authorities were yesterday on the lookout for boats believed to be carrying up to 200 Rohingya Muslims after dozens of migrants were found near a beach in the country's northern state of Perlis.

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