Malaysia deports 1,086 Myanmar nationals, despite court-ordered stay

by Reuters
Tuesday, 23 February 2021 10:22 GMT

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Malaysia's immigration department said on Tuesday it had carried out a repatriation programme involving 1,086 Myanmar nationals, despite an earlier court order staying the deportation.

Department Director-General Khairul Dzaimee Daud said in a statement the returnees were sent back on three Myanmar navy ships and did not include ethnic Rohingya refugees or asylum-seekers. (Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Martin Petty)

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