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Thursday, June 26, 2008
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Malaysia to deport illegal migrants from Borneo

Malaysia said yesterday it will launch a massive operation to deport tens of thousands of Filipino and Indonesian illegal migrants from Borneo island where they are blamed for drugs and crime.

"We are ready to launch a large-scale operation to flush out all illegal immigrants from the state of Sabah and deport them," deputy prime minister Najib Razak told reporters.

Najib said authorities will also bolster security along Malaysia's land and sea borders with the Philippines and Indonesia to prevent further illegal crossings.

"The root cause is because the borders are very porous and traditionally the people there do not recognise the borders. They move in and out due to economic opportunities in Sabah," he said.

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