20 Myanmar nationals detained for illegal immigration

ALOR SETAR ( Bernama) – The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) detained 20 Myanmar nationals for illegal immigration at a kongsi house behind a petrol station near Bukit Kayu Hitam last Saturday.

Commander of the 6th Brigade Brigadier-General Mohd Halim Khalid said the arrest was made at 11pm involving illegal immigrants aged between 20 and 30 who were believed to have just entered the country through a broken border fence.

“Initially the 6th Royal Rangers Regiment, which was carrying out patrolling duty, had seen a group of people outside the kongsi house, and shortly after a blue-coloured Proton Wira car left the house,” he said in a statement yesterday.