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COMMENT Our Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar is known for speaking or tweeting without thinking!

Since Indonesia and Malaysia have accepted to temporarily shelter about 7,000 Rohingyas and Bangladeshi migrants still out in the sea, Khalid suggested, without consultation, that Penang in the north might be an ideal choice for the location of the boat people.

However, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng felt that, given the high population density in the state, the federal government should look elsewhere to place the migrants.

Moreover, according to Lim, Penang is already having thousands of Rohingyas and other migrants, who are imposing a heavy economic toll on the state.

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