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Indian citizens missing in action?

Manjit Bhatia  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The front-page story in all Malaysian newspapers on Wednesday seemed to be about the 39,000 or so Indian nationals who have apparently overstayed their visas and gone AWOL.

That’s the estimate from the Immigration Department. According to its records, these people have been missing since June last year.

It takes time to analyse the figures, and check and double-check facts. But does it take this long to declare the problem?

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