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48 Thais deported from Malaysia after serving prison sentences

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Malaysian authorities have sent home 48 Thais after finishing their prison sentences for working illegally. The 38 males and 10 women were deported to Thailand’s southern Songkhla Sadao district where they were immediately tested for Covid-19 upon arriving and sent to mandatory 14 day quarantine facilities. The main border checkpoint at Sadao was closed for 14 days following a surge in new cases in the north Malaysian Kedah State. Some prisoners were also departed just before the borders closed. All other land border checkpoints were left open, and remain open at this time.

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All 48 reportedly tested negative for the virus upon repatriation.  Malaysia allowed the border crossing of the Thais despite temporarily closing the border in Kedah State for 2 weeks due to a recent surge in Covid cases which saw more than 100 new cases in the past week alone. Currently, Malaysia has seen 10,167 positive cases of the virus since its commencement, according to worldometers.info with 130 virus-related deaths.

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GRAPHIC: worldometers.info

SOURCE: TNT

 

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  1. Toby Andrews

    Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Jailed and then deported for working!
    But the Thais hardly deport Malaysian workers because the Thais exploit them by paying extremely low wages.
    So low that Thai will not work for these wages – well give it six months and the Thais will work for peanuts.

    • Perceville Smithers

      Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:01 pm

      My exact thought-jailed for working
      What about the employers?

      • Lim It Sern

        Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:49 am

        Those are the ones that could’nt afford to or refused to bribe the authorities, there are many much more not only Thais but other nationalities working illegally in Malaysia.

        • Ynwaps

          Monday, September 21, 2020 at 2:45 pm

          Shame on you Malaysia. And what’s with the pictures making our Thai peoplr look like criminals? What’s the point? Pleasing your citizens or what?

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