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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Rights group urges Malaysia not to deport Uygur migrants to China

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 01:20pm by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... and the UN refugee agency for sending six Uygurs back to China in an earlier case. Malaysian rights group Suaram said there was concern that deporting the Uygurs “might put their life at risk, especially since there are 76 children involved”. Malaysia is not a signatory to the UN’s key refugee treaty, but the government is bound by international principles against deporting “persons ...

  2. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysia rescues 136 Myanmar refugees

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 03:25pm by AFP

    ... with no food or water, an official said on Monday. The rescue brings the number of boats intercepted this year to 11, marking a “big increase” in refugee arrivals, said Tan Kok Kwee of the Malaysian ... accelerated an already steady flow of refugees, typically Rohingya who increasingly have sought haven in Muslim-majority Malaysia. The Rohingya have been described by the UN as one of the world’s most ...

  3. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Myanmese Buddhists fear violence in Malaysia

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... in and around Kuala Lumpur. "We are very worried. It's not safe. Something can happen at any time," said Maung Hla, chairman of the Burma Refugee Organisation in Malaysia. "This trouble in Malaysia is because of trouble in Myanmar. You can say Rohingya are taking revenge here in Malaysia," Maung Hla added. Malaysia is host to 94,760 Myanmese refugees, of whom 28,120 ...

  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Trafficking abuse of Myanmar Rohingya spreads to Malaysia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 02:37pm by Reuters in Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia

    ... is the promised land, where at least 30,000 already live. The country does not give them full refugee rights, but has allowed them to stay and register with the United Nations. Thousands have picked up ... of 270 refugees in mid-February, about a month after he left Myanmar. The crossing took place at night using two ladders supplied by his captors. “I believed I could make money here,” Einous told ...

  5. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Two Myanmar politicians escape 'assassination' bid in Kuala Lumpur

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by AFP

    ... was no attack from the Rohingya. We're still trying to live in peace and harmony," he said. The United Nations has registered 32,000 Rohingya as refugees in Malaysia, but many more ...

  6. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    450 Myanmar asylum seekers reach Malaysia

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 03:12pm by Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur

    ... they’ll be permitted to stay. He spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday because he couldn’t issue public statements. The UN’s refugee agency has about 25,000 Rohingyas registered ...

  7. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    40 still missing from boat sinking off Malaysia

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 07:04pm by AFP

    ... 17,300. Yesterday, Nauru became the second Pacific island nation to agree to settle refugees who try to reach Australia by boat. ...



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