171 Bangladeshis detained in Malaysia for walking in groups
Local police arrested 171 Bangladeshis in Malaysia’s Kota Tinggi area. They were marching in large gatherings, which created panic among the local people.
According to the news, the incident of arresting 171 Bangladeshis took place on December 20. Kota Tinggi district police chief Supta Hussain Zamora confirmed this information. The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) was asked to submit a report on the incident on the same day.Supta Hussain Zamora said that all the MAF workers arrested were men. Preliminary investigation revealed that they were heading towards Beu Damai police station, which is about 10 km away from their hostel. These foreign workers were going to the police station to complain against their agents. They complain that the agent has not appointed them for work even in the last three to six months.
Supt Hussain also said in this regard on Monday that all of them were detained because they were walking in the area in front of Teluk Ramuniya Vayu Damai intersection without knowing their destination. Seeing the large gathering, the locals got scared. It is believed that they were going to the police station. All of them had valid documents. This means that the agents of the detainees have not yet found suitable employment for them.
Hussain also said that all the detainees are between 18 and 43 years old. We have been transferred to the Immigration Department on grounds of overstay under section 15(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63. They have all been sent to the Setia Tropica Immigration Department in Johor Baru for further investigation.
Before this, a video of 1 minute 33 seconds went viral, where it can be seen that Bangladeshis are walking with a large gathering. This spread fear among the locals. Source: New Straits Times