Malaysia arrests Uighur escapee from Thailand

Malaysia arrests Uighur escapee from Thailand

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 23: Malaysian authorities have arrested a Uighur Muslim man from China who was part of a group who made a dramatic escape from an immigration detention centre in Thailand, police said today. Asri Yusoff, police chief in the northern Malaysian state of Kedah, said the fugitive was picked up near the border with Thailand’s Sadoa district, where the Thai immigration center is located.
“The detainee, in his 30s, entered Bukit Tangga near the Malaysia-Thai border on foot,” he said.