A foreign worker in Malaysia is scanned for a biometric ID at an immigration office. Those who fall foul of immigration rules have told of harsh treatment in holding cells. Photo: AFP

Malaysia’s secret ‘hell’: victims of violence, extortion and abuse of power in immigration detention centres tell their stories

Detainees tell shocking tales of beatings, humiliation, corruption and intimidation at the hands of immigration officers; a Malaysia-based human rights group says such abuse is a daily occurrence

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A foreign worker in Malaysia is scanned for a biometric ID at an immigration office. Those who fall foul of immigration rules have told of harsh treatment in holding cells. Photo: AFP
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