Jakarta, IO – This took place in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan. Foreign Ministry citizen protection director Judha Nugraha said legal assistance will be provided to those impacted.
“The Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and Consulate General in Johor Bahru will provide legal assistance to ensure that the rights of Indonesian citizens are fulfilled,” said Judha, reported Kompas, Monday (13/2).
Judha revealed that of the 67 arrested, 36 are children. Judha also decried the Malaysian side who detained the children because it would affect them physically and psychologically. They have yet been released as of the publication of this article.
The photos of the illegal settlement raid were published by the Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM) on Facebook, Thursday (9/2). JIM stated that the raid on Wednesday (1/2) was part of their Integrated Enforcement Operations.
JIM Director General Khairul Dzaimee Daud alleged that the Indonesian citizens in the village wished to stay permanently in Malaysia without valid documents. (un)