Malaysia's crackdown on undocumented migrants raises fears of whether they'll get vaccinated

Civic groups representing migrant workers said that undocumented workers in Malaysia are now living in fear.
Civic groups representing migrant workers said that undocumented workers in Malaysia are now living in fear.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KUALA LUMPUR - A round of crackdowns on undocumented migrants initiated in Malaysia last week raised fears that the government would renege on its promise to vaccinate them - without arrest - as part of its national vaccination programme.

Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin in late May said raids on illegal migrants would be part of enforcement action during Malaysia's ongoing total lockdown to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

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