Malaysian Immigration Giving Refugees to Traffickers, Say Activists

By Vivian Chong

Vivian Chong is the information and communication officer at Kuala Lumpur-based CARAM Asia.

source:Irrawaddy

Wednesday ,July 30,2008

KUALA LUMPUR—Activists working on migrant issues here claim that corruption is deeply rooted among some Malaysian immigration officers who are handing over Burmese asylum seekers and refugees to human traffickers.

A former Immigration Department director-general was recently detained by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) for alleged graft in connection with the issuance of visas to foreign workers.

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