According to News Malaysia Desided to postponed ASEAN Summit untill a proposed regional summitt to Discuss the Crisis of Military in Mayanmar
|This time Malaysia decided to postpone the planned deportation to Myanmar until a proposed regional summit of ASEAN discuss about the Crisis bought on by the military coup Mayanmar|
This time Malaysia on Wednesday decided to postpone the planned deportation to Myanmar until a proposed regional summit of ASEAN to discuss the crisis brought on by the military coup there, sources familiar with the matter said.
Rights groups expressed concern about the department’s safety when 1,086 Myanmar nationals were deported by Malaysia on Malaysian naval ships last month, just weeks after the military seized power in a February 1 coup.
Detained in Malaysia for immigration offenses, they were deported despite the court’s plan being stalled. Rights groups have told the court that children and asylum seekers fleeing persecution in Myanmar are among those being deported. Three Malaysian sources familiar with the matter said the decision to postpone the deportation of the second batch was taken after the proposed meeting of the association. The Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was convened at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday to discuss the Myanmar crisis.
Sources requested anonymity as they do not have the right to speak to the media.
A ministry said it had offered to send three more naval ships to Myanmar this month to detain people detained in Malaysia.
According to News the Malaysian Foreign Ministry made inquiries to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Department of Immigration, none of which responded to a request for comment.
Last week, Indonesia called on the current chair of ASEAN, Brunei, to convene an emergency meeting to discuss the situation in Myanmar amid violent crackdown on anti-insurgency protesters. Malaysia supported Indonesia’s call, but it is unclear whether the meeting will take place.
Malaysia came under international pressure after the repatriation of Myanmar nationals last month, with diplomats saying Kuala Lumpur was legitimizing the uprising by accepting proposals to extradite detainees.
Malaysia at this time said those deported last month were undocumented migrants and did not include ethnic Rohingya refugees or asylum seekers.
But concerns remain as admission has been denied for more than a year by the UN refugee agency to check the status of detainees.