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Malaysia detains 77 foreigners in migrant worker crackdown

AP  |  Port Dickson 

Malaysian authorities have raided a construction site and detained 77 foreigners as part of a fresh crackdown on illegal immigration.

Immigration officials say more than 3,000 foreigners and 63 employers who hired workers illegally have been detained since a sweep began July 1 targeting the workforce of foreigners who come to illegally to work mostly low- wage jobs in the construction, plantation and service industries.

As one of Southeast Asia's richest countries, has long attracted workers from Indonesia, the Philippines, and

Immigration officials who conducted the raid at the construction site in northern Negeri Sembilan state found 77 of the 85 workers on site had no valid documents. Most of them are Indonesians.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 10:13 IST