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'Mass arrests of migrants amid pandemic could lead to a culture of fear'

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Modified 2 May 2020, 9:54 am
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A collection of 62 NGOs today expressed concern at the government's decision to arrest undocumented migrants within the enhanced movement control order (MCO) areas aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19.

They say the arrest comes at a time where the undocumented migrants need to be encouraged to come forward and get tested for Covid-19 but the arrests will have the opposite effect.

They also expressed concern that the mass arrests may...

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