Malaysia defy court order, deports hundreds of Myanmar migrants

Malaysia sent over 1,000 Myanmar nationals back to their strife-torn homeland on Tuesday despite a court order to halt the deportation, pending a petition by rights groups to suspend a plan they say could endanger the deportees’ lives. The 1,086 Myanmar citizens were sent back on three navy ships sent by Myanmar’s military, which seized… Read More Malaysia defy court order, deports hundreds of Myanmar migrants

Malaysian court temporarily blocks deportation of hundreds of Myanmar migrants

A Malaysian court has allowed a temporary stay of deportation of 1,200 Myanmar detainees who were scheduled to be sent back on Tuesday, according to a lawyer for rights groups that petitioned to stop the deportation. The stay was granted until 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, when the court will hear the groups’ application for judicial… Read More Malaysian court temporarily blocks deportation of hundreds of Myanmar migrants