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Filipinas, toddlers detained in Malaysia now home in PH

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Jul. 07, 19 | 8:58 am

File photo from Migrante International

After two weeks of being detained in Malaysia, several Filipinas finally came home with their children in the Philippines on Wednesday evening. 

They were among those detained in Bukit Jalil Immigration Detention Center in Kuala Lumpur following a raid by immigration officials at the Plaza Indah Apartment Kajang. Malaysia began its crackdown against illegal immigrants since last year. 

Staff from the militant non-government groups Migrante International (MI) and Churches Witnessing With Migrants (CWWM) met them at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and assisted them on their way home to their respective provinces in Laguna and Bataan. 

They went home bringing with them stories of alleged abuse they experienced from the detention facility officials and immigration officers. 

A statement from MI posted on their Facebook page said they were relieved that the deported Filipinas and their children, as young as below two years old, have come home since being detained in the facility on June 14. 

MI and their partner, Malaysian-based migrant center Tenaganita assisted also in the monitoring of the condition of those detainees. 

On Tuesday, Women, Family, and Community Development Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh also expressed disappointment about this saying children should not be placed in such conditions. 

According to Malay Mail, Yeoh’s ministry will help secure the release of the babies through Tenaganita. They are also working on the case.

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