When Burmese run for their lives and liberty to Malaysia away from a universally accepted evil military regime in Burma, Malaysian government 'crackdown' on them, arrest, detain and deport...Some even get whipped...
KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 (Bernama) -- Eighty-three illegal immigrants, including 14 women, were arrested in an anti-crime operation in the vicinity of the Selayang wholesale market here last night.
Some even climbed up rooftops to evade arrest, but to no avail. Most of them were vegetable sellers at the market
Sentul OCPD ACP Zakaria Pagan said the illegal immigrants -- 81 Myanmars and two Indonesians -- were arrested after they failed to produce their travel documents.
Police had to break into several houses occupied the illegal immigrants when they refused to cooperate, he told reporters at the Jinjang police station.
He said that that massive operation focused on the vicinity of the wholesale market because it had been identified as the main contributor to the spike in the crime rate in the district.
He said police would take stern action against those who employed illegal immigrants and refused to cooperate to ensure that their business sites were free of illegal immigrants.
He said there were an estimated 2,000 foreigners, mostly Myanmars, living in the area.
A total of 150 policemen, immigration officers and Rela members took part in the four-hour operation which began at 11pm.
-- BERNAMA, 13/5/2009, 83 Illegal Immigrants Arrested