Malaysia has returned nearly 1,200 migrants from Myanmar in defiance of a court order and appeals from human rights groups to halt the process. The Myanmar nationals were bused in from around the country and loaded onto three navy ships sent to retrieve them by Myanmar's ruling junta, which seized power in a coup earlier this month. The action followed a stay issued by the Kuala Lumpur High Court putting the deportation stay of the 1,086 refugees on hold pending a Wednesday hearing. Malaysia maintains that the deportees were detained for immigration offenses. The director-general of the country's immigration department says no Rohingya people or asylum-seekers were part of the group sent back to Myanmar. "All of those returned had agreed to be sent...
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Myanmar Nationals Deported From Malaysia Despite Outcry From Rights Groups