'118 foreign detainees die' in Malaysia in two years

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More than 100 foreigners have died from various diseases and unknown causes in the past two years in Malaysia's immigration detention centres, according to documents reviewed by the Reuters news agency.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been a harsh critic of the Myanmar government and its de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi after a crackdown in October by Myanmar's security forces led many Rohingya to flee across its borders amid multiple allegations of mass killings and gang rapes by troops.

"The numbers are too many and are shocking and it calls for the overhaul of the system," said Jerald Joseph, one of eight commissioners at Suhakam, which is due to publicly announce the numbers next week in its annual report on human rights issues in Malaysia.

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