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Zahid: China has requested extradition of detained Uighurs

The Satar, 10 Feb 2018

BATU PAHAT: Malaysia has received an official request from China to deport 11 Uighur Muslims who were detained in the country last year.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) said Malaysia would honour the Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) thorough Interpol and the extradition agreement it signed with China.

The Uighur are a Turkic ethnic group living primarily in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.

"Prior to this, we have extradited Malaysians from China who were involved in falsifying credit cards and other criminal activities. As such we will consider Beijing's request," he said.

Dr Ahmad Zahid said this after a session with new undergraduate students at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) here on Saturday.

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