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  1. Photos show army on refugee island

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Post show a Thai army colonel processing Rohingya refugees on Koh Sai Daeng- the island used to secretly hold migrants before abandoning them to their deaths on the high seas. The photos were ... and film them. Wide-view photos of the island do not show any refugee boat- indicating that the migrants either washed ashore elsewhere, or spent an extended period on the island. All previous ...

  2. South Korea tries to pacify angry North over refugees

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the recent decision by South Korea to accept hundreds of North Korean refugees. Inter-Korean relations have stalled since Seoul airlifted more than 450 North Korean defectors from Vietnam last month, ... that Seoul was prioritising its engagement policy with North Korea over refugees' humanitarian needs. 'What we do on a humanitarian level is up to us. We are a sovereign state. What are we ...

  3. UN accused of unfair play over IIs

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur The Malaysian government has accused the United Nations High Commission for Refugees of indiscriminately issuing refugee status papers to help illegal immigrants avoid arrest. Home Minister Azmi Khalid said some of the recipients were economic immigrants, not refugees. 'We are very unhappy with this indiscriminate act by the UNHCR,' he ...

  4. Boatpeople intercepted off Australia

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Ocean island yesterday after their boat was intercepted by the Royal Australian Navy a few kilometres off Western Australia. It was the first refugee boat to reach Australian waters in 18 ... it would have been easier to take the refugees to a detention centre at Port Hedland, the government is anxious to prevent asylum-seekers setting foot on Australian soil, where they can then make ...

  5. Slice of life

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... the US Congress debated its budget in 1968. Locally, the big story was the increasing numbers of Vietnamese refugees making Hong Kong their port of first asylum. The governor, Sir Murray ... countries at the conference to take more refugees from the whole of Southeast Asia. The second was to ensure that the quota allocated to Hong Kong was fair. Britain was prepared to admit about ...

  6. Thailand expels all Rohingya, thwarting access by UN

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... and medicines.' Asked if the refugees had been sent back to Myanmar or Bangladesh, Mr Thani declined to speculate. 'We don't know where they came from. We escorted them back into international waters.' The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has expressed serious concerns over the reports about Thai authorities' treatment of the Rohingya. On Tuesday it asked for access to 46 ...

  7. Seoul mulls throwing lifeline to defectors fleeing the North

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to an estimated 300,000 refugees hiding in third countries after fleeing the repressive regime. Amid growing international concern over alleged human rights abuses by Pyongyang, the main opposition Grand ... become an increasingly thorny subject for Pyongyang as the level of international media coverage over the issue has grown. Hundreds of thousands of North Korean refugees are believed ...

  8. Little Daughter

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... in the junta's extermination efforts, Zoya Phan writes. Her readable, though sometimes cloying, memoir takes her from eastern Myanmar to a Thai refugee camp, then to Bangkok (after she won a scholarship) ...

  9. India can help break 'triangle of madness'

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... encampments in its outer suburbs- Pashtun chiefs who escaped with their people from the Afghan war had built huge, well-defended compounds for refugees from their kin group. It was clear then that the hospitality Pakistan felt it had to extend to the displaced Pashtuns was storing up trouble ahead. Two million such refugees bred violence and extremism. The Americans and the Saudis were engaged ...

  10. UN committee hears HK rights group concerns

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of any law or policy offering protection for refugees or asylum seekers. Mr Law said the Hong Kong government had a firm policy not to grant asylum and in the absence of a fair procedure to determine refugee status, there was no coherent policy for handling asylum seekers. He said committee members had expressed concern at the detention of asylum-seeking children, especially in view ...




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