A boat carrying suspected Rohingya migrants was detained in Malaysian territorial waters off the island of Langkawi on April 5. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency/AP A boat carrying suspected Rohingya migrants was detained in Malaysian territorial waters off the island of Langkawi on April 5. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency/AP
A boat carrying suspected Rohingya migrants was detained in Malaysian territorial waters off the island of Langkawi on April 5. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency/AP
Thomas Daniel
Opinion

Opinion

Thomas Daniel and Puteri Nor Ariane Yasmin

Malaysia shouldn’t use coronavirus as an excuse to reject Rohingya refugees

  • Fear of forced relocation and the coronavirus pandemic in refugee camps are fuelling new waves of Rohingya refugees
  • Malaysia should not turn them away. It is worth noting that the principle of non-refoulement is aligned with values espoused by Islam

A boat carrying suspected Rohingya migrants was detained in Malaysian territorial waters off the island of Langkawi on April 5. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency/AP A boat carrying suspected Rohingya migrants was detained in Malaysian territorial waters off the island of Langkawi on April 5. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency/AP
A boat carrying suspected Rohingya migrants was detained in Malaysian territorial waters off the island of Langkawi on April 5. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency/AP
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