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Deported Filipinos forced to leave families

Thousands of illegal workers returned from Malaysia face uncertain future amid international conflict.
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2013 03:47

A standoff between an armed Filipino group and the Malaysian army over the state of Sabah has seen thousands of illegal workers deported back to the Philippines.

Some had arrived decades ago in Malaysia and have been forced to leave their families behind amid a crackdown on security.

Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Zamboanga in southern Philippines.

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