Filipina falls to death while fleeing raid

KUALA LUMPUR — A 32-year-old woman slipped and fell from the 15th floor of the Sun Complex in Bukit Bintang in a bid to escape police during a raid yesterday.

It is believed the Filipina did not have proper travel documents.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Amar Singh said the woman fell to the 10th floor of the building at 2.30am.

“She wanted to escape the checks so she tried to get into another apartment from a window at the back of her unit,” he said.

The woman died on the spot. Her body was sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

Amar said police had launched the operation against foreigners with no travel documents after several complaints were lodged by residents.

During the raid, which started at 10pm on Sunday, police screened 435 foreigners and detained 154 people, including 32 women, for various offences such as failure to produce valid travel documents and misusing social visit passes.

“These foreigners occupied the top floors of the building,” he said, adding that more operations would be carried out.

Those arrested were 22 Indonesians, seven Filipinos, 35 Myanmar nationals, 60 Bangladeshi, 19 Nepalis, six Pakistanis, an Indian national and four Vietnamese. They are aged between 20 and 40.

The operation involved 500 personnel from various agencies including the Immigration Department and City Hall.

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