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Riot at Semenyih detention camp

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 July 2009: A small riot broke out at the Semenyih immigration camp near Kajang about 8pm last night involving 30 Bangladeshi, Indonesian and Myanmarese detainees.

In the incident, the illegal immigrants broke the walls of their rooms.

Kajang police district chief ACP Shakarudin Che Mood, when contacted, said swift action by Immigration Department personnel contained the situation.

He said no one was injured and early investigation revealed that the riot stemmed from the detainees’ dissatisfaction at being transferred to another camp.

He added that investigation papers in the case will be handed over to the Immigration Department to determine the actual cause of the riot and probe allegations that detainees had escaped.

There was a truck load of Federal Reserve Unit personnel and four empty trucks at the scene last night. — Bernama

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