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Migrant Raids Impede Vaccination Goal

Adrian Pereira, Executive Director, North South Initiative | YB Nurul Izzah Anwar, MP (Permatang Pauh) & Member, All-Party Parliament Group Malaysia (APPGM) | Dr Sharuna Verghis, Co-Founder and Director, Health Equity Initiatives (HEI) and Senior Lecturer, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia

08-Jun-21 18:00

Migrant Raids Impede Vaccination Goal

Over the weekend, 156 undocumented migrants were arrested in a raid operation that is supposedly meant to help them register for valid documents and get vaccinated. First, we look at what happened on the night of the raid and how this has impacted the migrant community. Then, we replay an excerpt of an interview from Live & Learn, where YB Nurul Izzah Anwar discusses the government's treatment of migrants. Finally, we look at why it's crucial for vaccination efforts to reach migrants, and the importance of cultivating trust in the process.

Image Source: msyaraafiq, Shutterstock

Produced by: Adeline Choong, Loo Juosie, Azlyna Mohd Noor

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan


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Tags:  Evening EditionInside StoryMigrant RightsUndocumented MigrantsRaidsHome MinistryImmigration DepartmentVaccinationCovid-19Government/Regulatory/Policy MakingPolitics, News, Current Affairs

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