Survivors recounted feeling the earth move before soil collapsed on their tents at a campground 30 miles north of Kuala Lumpur.
Officials said the landslide, which occurred at a popular campground north of Kuala Lumpur, covered an area of about three acres.
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees is concerned there may be vulnerable women and children among the group set for repatriation back to Myanmar.
The phone's owner told reporters that the suspect's face "was plastered on the screen. It was hilarious."
Amnesty International condemned the penalties, which also apply to children, as "cruel and inhuman."
Melioidosis is thought to infect 160,000 people every year. Half of them don’t survive.
The blaze was one of the worst fires in Malaysia in the past two decades.
The travel ban may prevent visa lottery winners from being able to apply for green cards.