Detained Indian nationals in Malaysia to return home this week

March 2nd, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, Mar 2 (ANI): Malaysia’’s Director-General for Immigration, Mahmood Adam, has said that the 43 Indian nationals detained here would return home this week.
“Forty-three nationals, who have been languishing in an Immigration detention depot for nearly two months, will be sent in batches between Thursday and Saturday,” NST Online quoted Adam as saying.
Their employer had purchased flights tickets for them and they will be sent through Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Adam added.
He further said that another eight Indian nationals, who were part of the group and who were not detained, were making a claim against their employer for unpaid salaries.
Earlier, the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) Secretary-General G. Rajasekaran said the 51 Indian nationals were duped by their Johor-based manpower outsourcing agency into working illegally for five months last year without wages.
They were also made to pay to the agency more than RM10,000, supposedly repatriation fees, while in detention. (ANI)

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