Malaysia deports 1,086 Myanmar nationals, despite court-ordered stay

The returnees were sent back on three Myanmar navy ships

  

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's immigration department said on Tuesday it had carried out a repatriation programme involving 1,086 Myanmar nationals, despite an earlier court order staying the deportation.

Department Director-General Khairul Dzaimee Daud said in a statement the returnees were sent back on three Myanmar navy ships and did not include ethnic Rohingya refugees or asylum-seekers.

(Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Editing by Martin Petty) ((rozanna.latiff@thomsonreuters.com; +61 3 9492 9423 ; Reuters Messaging: @rozlatiff on Twitter))

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