Thursday, July 2, 2009

(MY033) Detainees riot at Semenyih immigration camp

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 – A riot broke out at the Semenyih Immigration camp near Kajang about 8pm involving 30 Bangladeshi, Indonesian and Myanmar detainees.

In the incident, the illegal immigrants broke the walls of their rooms.

Kajang police district chief ACP Shakarudin Che Mood said swift action by Immigration personnel brought the situation under control and stopped the disturbance from spreading.

He said no one was injured and early investigation revealed that the riot stemmed from dissatisfaction among the detainees involved over being transferred to another camp.

He added that investigation papers in the case will be handed over to the Immigration Department to determine the actual cause of the riot and allegations that detainees had escaped.

Bernama saw a truck load of Federal Reserve Unit personnel and four empty trucks at the scene. – Bernama

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