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'Deporting illegal migrants not the solution'

Koh Jun Lin  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Deporting illegal migrants back to their home countries is not a solution to the influx of migrants into Malaysia, said Malaysian Community Care Foundation (MCCF) chairperson Halim Ishak.

He said this was the feedback relayed to the foundation from its volunteers and community leaders, as the group carried out a foreign migrant registration programme.

“Arresting foreigners will not resolve the real problem […] this is because when we carry out arrests, they will come back even if we send them home.

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