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Undocumented migrants not ‘acceptable casualties’, LFL tells Ismail Sabri

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CORONAVIRUS | Human rights group Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) has blasted Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob for saying that the government will not “bow down” to demands to protect migrants’ rights in its attempts to protect Malaysians from the Covid-19 pandemic.

"It is startling that the government believes that the mass incarceration of undocumented migrants during the movement control order (MCO) would protect Malaysians from the pandemic.

"Any increase in cases will be a burden to our own healthcare system, and the spread of Covid-19, even among migrants in detention centres, may increase risk of infection to immigration officers, staff and frontline workers who have...

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