Camps must be free of diseases, Wanita Gerakan Press Statement by Penang Gerakan Wanita Chief and National Wanita Deputy Chief Ng Siew Lai - Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia

Camps must be free of diseases, Wanita Gerakan Press Statement by Penang Gerakan Wanita Chief and National Wanita Deputy Chief Ng Siew Lai

Wanita Gerakan has urged the Immigration and Prison departments to enforce stringent checks on hygiene in camps for illegal foreign immigrants in the country, to prevent outbreak of diseases.

Penang Gerakan Wanita chief Ng Siew Lai said the hygiene and basis amenities in the camps should be clean and the camps free of diseases. 

“We do not want a repeat of the outbreak of leptospirosis at the Juru detention camp in Seberang Prai when 26 detainees were admitted to hospitals,” she said in a statement.

Ng, who is also Gerakan Wanita national deputy chief, urged the relevant authorities to formulate long-term plans to improve hygiene in the camps.


She said an outbreak of diseases at the camps would have a multiplying effect on the local population.

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