Gov't to send illegals identified in enhanced MCO areas to immigration facilities



The government will place all illegal immigrants identified in areas under the enhanced movement control order (MCO) at immigration detention centres after the order is lifted, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said they may also be sent to 11 special prisons gazetted by the Home Ministry (KDN) if the need arises.

“For example, at Taman Murni in Selayang which is still under an enhanced MCO, the government plans to pick up all identified illegal immigrants in the area to be sent to detention centres.

“If these detention centres cannot accommodate them, we will send them to the special prisons,” he told a daily media briefing on MCO in Putrajaya yesterday.

Bernama had previously reported that KDN had gazetted 11 temporary prisons to accommodate those who are found guilty for violating MCO.

These temporary prisons began operating on April 23. - Bernama

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