Investigation report reveals dozens of Indonesian citizens died in Malaysian immigration detention, the Indonesian Consul will confirm

June 27, 2022



Protesters who are members of the Sovereign Migrant Workers Coalition (KBMB) display writings during their action in front of the Malaysian Embassy, ​​Jakarta, Friday (6/24/2022).

The Coalition of Sovereign Migrant Workers (KBMB) reported that as many as 18 Indonesian citizens died at the Tawau Immigration Detention Center, Sabah, Malaysia, from January 2021 to March 2022.

One of them is suspected of having been abused before he died, the report said.

The report also stated that there were several cases of alleged “inhumane forms of punishment” and “torture” experienced by Indonesian deportees at the Tawau Immigration Detention Center, Malaysia.

The Indonesian Consulate in Tawau said it would re-examine the cause of the death of an Indonesian citizen, which was previously reported to have occurred due to a heart attack.

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