Malaysian authorities raided construction site, detains 77 foreigners


A construction site has been raided by Malaysian authorities and confined 77 foreigners as a component of a new crackdown on illicit immigration.

Migration authorities say more than 3,000 foreigners and 63 employers who employed illicitly have been detained since a sweep started July 1 focusing on the workforce of foreigners who come to Malaysia illegally to work generally low-wage occupations in the development, estate and administration ventures.

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As one of Southeast Asia’s wealthiest nations, Malaysia has since quite a while ago attracted workers from Indonesia, the Philippines, Bangladesh and India.

Immigration authorities who conducted the raid at the construction site in northern Negeri Sembilan state discovered 77 of the 85 workers on location had no valid documents.

The vast majority of them are Indonesians.