Rights group slams proposal to close UN refugee office in Malaysia
Lawyers for Liberty says the protection of refugees and asylum seekers is not an issue that should be defined as foreign interference.
UNHCR cardholders told to register with information tracking system
Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin says only those who are registered in the TRIS system and have a special MyRC identity card can be considered for access to facilities provided by the government.
In Malaysia, refugees continue long wait for change
Lacking the protection of concrete government policies, many are still at the receiving end of xenophobic treatment.
UN human rights chief calls for reparations over racism
A UN report seeks to push nations to take action to end racial injustices and make amends for centuries of abuse of people of African descent.
Alone with 2 children, Rohingya woman struggles to get by
Mumtaz Sultan Ahmad left her home in Myanmar hoping for a better life but is now dependent on the goodwill of others.
UN tells Tanzania to stop sending Mozambican refugees back to danger
Nearly 800,000 people have been displaced in Mozambique since armed groups, some affiliated with Islamic State militants, began launching attacks in the region.
Govt to review policy on foreigners in the country, says home minister
Hamzah Zainudin also pans UNHCR over its cardholders, saying there is no enforcement.
The mistake of considering migrants a national security concern
The Malaysian government has been condemning xenophobia at international fora and should do the same in the country.
Hishammuddin steers clear of ‘conflict’ talk with KDN, says UN seat goal on track
The foreign minister says he cannot comment on rumours.
Anti-refugee soundbites from ministry might deal a blow to Wisma Putra’s bid for UN rights council seat
There are concerns about Malaysia's diplomatic image as well as its treatment of refugees as seen in recent events involving foreign workers and migrants.
UN pleads for rescue of dehydrated Rohingya adrift in Andaman sea
The boat apparently left southern Bangladesh about 10 days ago but its exact whereabouts are now uncertain.