Over 10,000 undocumented Myanmar citizens in Malaysia to be repatriated by relief flight

A list of over 10,000 undocumented Myanmar citizens living in Malaysia has been made and they will be taken back to Myanmar by special relief flight after the approval of the Malaysian government, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Myanmar citizens abroad facing difficulties during the Covid-19 crisis are being taken back through relief flights, and 9,336 arrived back till August 3.

Moreover, relief flights have to be arranged for documented Myanmar migrant workers in Malaysia who are out of work due to factory closures through cooperation with the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur. So far, special relief flights have been conducted fetching 1,148 Myanmar citizens.

The Malaysian government also sent back 391 detained Myanmar workers by chartered plane. Furthermore, there are still 3,221 Myanmar citizens at Malaysia’s detention centres. Of them, 310 have been scrutinized for their citizenship and plans are being made to take them back in two batches.

Now, the list of 10,030 undocumented Myanmar workers in Malaysian will be taken back on relief flights after they have been scrutinized for their citizenship.

Yangon International Airport has extended the suspension of international passenger flights until August 31.