18 September 2020 – Eastern Sabah Security Command takes action against undocumented migrants

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Level of Jurisdiction: State-SBH
Lead People/Agency: Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom)

Overview: Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) activates special operation against undocumented migrants to curb the spread of COVID-19
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/09/18/esscom-activates-op-cegah-pati-to-curb-covid-19-spread-at-three-sabah-east-coast-districts

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat