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Two migrant workers face
death penalty in Malaysia

Two Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia, Haryanto Azlan and Effendi, are facing the death penalty for their alleged involvement in two different cases.

Haryanto, who is being detained at the Kluang Penitentiary in Johor, was allegedly involved in a brawl that resulted in fatalities four years ago.

Effendi, meanwhile, was accused of possessing illegal drugs and is being detained at Sungai Buloh Prison in Selangor.

Currently, both men are in the process of filing appeals to the Kuala Lumpur High Court, kompas.com reported on Monday.

According to the executive director of Migrant Care, Anis Hidayah, more than 6,000 Indonesian migrant workers are currently detained in Malaysia; 300 of whom are facing the death penalty. (han/iwa)

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