Malaysia Initiates Another Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants

Gaya Island, These Filipinos have the correct papers allowing them to stay in Malaysia. Many others do not.

FAR EAST ASIA CORRESPONDENT — The Malaysian government has begun another crackdown on illegal immigrants, targeting half-a-million people who have fled conflicts in the Southern Philippines, Myanmar and beyond. The move was not unexpected as a roundup is conducted almost annually with mixed results.

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