PUTRAJAYA — May 30, 2020: The first batch of Indonesia illegal immigrants will be deported from June 6, with the first phase involving 2,189 of them.
The second phase will involve another 2,623 who will be sent home over two months.
Everyone will undergo Covid-19 tests before deportation, with those positive to be first treated.
Covid-19 tests will be carried out before these illegals are sent home. Those who test positive will be treated here first. Officers from the Indonesian embassy will be present during the tests.
Also to be deported are those from Cambodia and this has been agreed to by their government.
The decision to deport was arrived at after discussions between the foreign affairs ministry and the respective embassies.
In disclosing this today, Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said operations to round up illegal immigrants nationwide will continue.
This is being done despite pressure from human rights activists for the country not to do so, especially due to the pandemic.