Ever since the documentary came out from Al Jazeera, the Malaysian government has been on the offensive with regards to the allegation that illegal migrants were mistreated during the MCO.
If you haven’t watched the video, it was basically shot in while the country was in lockdown and health officials rounding up migrant colonies for Covid-19 testing. In the video, the reporter managed to interview a Bangladeshi living and working in the country who paints a rather disturbing picture on how the illegal migrants were treated. He recalled how his friend was apprehended and sent to detention centre, despite the assurance given by Senior Security Minister, Datuk Seri Sabri Yaakob that any individual who step forward to be tested will not be brought to justice.
The 25 year old graduate who works for as a marketing staff in Kuala Lumpur is now wanted by the Immigration Department to assist in an investigation under the Immigration Act 1959/63. In a statement released, a certain Md Tayhan Kabir who worked in Jalan Loke Yew is asked to come in for questioning and also anyone who knows his whereabouts to step forward.
Malaysia has since requested Al Jazeera to apologise for its misrepresentation of the country and accuses the Middle East network of perpetrating fake news.