December 14, 2017

3rd batch of detained Myanmar workers returns to Yangon from Malaysia

Third batch of detained Myanmar workers check in at Yangon International Airport. Photo: Zaw Gyi
Third batch of detained Myanmar workers check in at Yangon International Airport. Photo: Zaw Gyi

THE third batch of detained Myanmar citizens in Malaysia arrived back to Yangon yesterday via charter flight.
The return of the group comprised of 138 Myanmar citizens was sponsored by the Ministry of Defence.
They were welcomed back at the Yangon International Airport by the commander of the Yangon Command and senior military officers, officials of the Yangon Region Government and ministries.
KBZ’s Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation provided K100,000 each to the workers.
The remaining citizens will also be brought home by charter flight, according to the BFM.
According to sources, 2,294 Myanmar citizens were detained for various reasons in 11 camps in Malaysia. International Organization for Migration (IOM) also provided them with food and clothes.—MNA

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