'Ill-treated' refugees should leave M'sia if they want freedom: Hamzah
Published:  Apr 24, 2022 1:27 PM
Updated: 6:31 AM

The Home Ministry has explained that authorities placed arrested refugees under prolonged detention in immigration depots to serve as a "lesson" for other migrants to not enter the country illegally.

Malay-daily Utusan Malaysia quoted its minister Hamzah Zainudin as refuting criticisms that ill-treatment of refugees in detention had led to the recent mass breakout of 528 refugees from the Sungai Bakap immigration depot.

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