35 undocumented workers nabbed in KL

At least 35 undocumented foreign workers were nabbed in a operation conducted by law enforcers in Kuala Lumpur, according to a report of The Star, Malaysia newspaper.

IT WAS chaos as officers from several government agencies stormed a construction site in Jalan Ampang Kiri, Kuala Lumpur, as part of the Operasi Tapak recently.

Foreign workers were seen trying to escape the semi-completed building when the team of 100 officers raided into the construction site, while some were found hiding in the higher floors.

Thirty-five foreign workers were nabbed during the joint operation by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), the police, Civil Defence and Immigration Department.

DBKL Enforcement Department director Ab Salim Mansor said their offences included working without a permit, misusing their work permit or overstaying.

DBKL also conducted cleanliness checks at the work site, and found puddles of water containing insect larvae.

A storage area next to the construction site also had a disused swimming pool where there was a swarm of mosquitoes.

Ab Salim said this was the seventh joint operation this year.

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