Samantha Chow

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11 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

New students carry kindness torch

KOTA KINABALU: As the #StandTogether National Kindness Week campaign wraps up its second year, a new crop of students has been inspired to carry the torch by volunteering to carry out “Kindness Projects” in their schools.

Stronger together: Chia (centre) with Sekolah Rendah Stella Maris pupils in Ampang, who took her on a tour of the school’s Kindness Initiatives. — SIA HONG KIAU/The Star
24 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Khairy opens up about Icerd, BN and Najib on R.AGE interview

The Rembau MP and shadow finance minister gets real about the future of Barisan nasional, Icerd and a certain former boss.

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23 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Chin community finds hope in new UNHCR decision

PETALING JAYA: A new video by R.AGE shows the emotional reaction of Chin refugees in Malaysia after they learned that UNHCR would not be revoking their refugee status as previously announced.

18 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Nurul urges MPs to be ‘model of kindness’

PUTRAJAYA: Members of Parlia­ment from both sides of the political divide are standing together to support the student-driven #Stand­Toge­ther National Kindness Week campaign.The MPs include Nurul Izzah Anwar, Khairy Jamaluddin, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Tony Pua, Kasthuri Patto and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

17 Mar 2019 | 2:07 PM

More support for Chin community, say refugee groups

PETALING JAYA: Refugee rights organisations have hailed UNHCR’s decision to halt the cessation process for Chin refugees, but raised the need for more solutions to support the community.

A file picture of refugees from the ethnic Myanmar Chin community in traditional costumes at the inaugural Women's Conference in Kuala Lumpur.
15 Mar 2019 | 6:04 PM

Chin refugees to be reissued UNHCR cards

BANGKOK: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has officially reversed its policy of terminating protections for ethnic Chin refugees, and will reissue standard documentation to those who have had their refugee cards withdrawn.

4 Mar 2019 | 4:07 PM

Latheefa Koya: Malaysia will be breaking international law if Chins forced to return

KUALA LUMPUR: The ethnic Chin community should not have been given a deadline for the end of refugee protection until they can be guaranteed safe return to Myanmar, says Lawyers for Liberty executive director Latheefa Koya.

28 Feb 2019 | 3:52 PM

Myanmar welcomes return of ethnic Chin refugees, says UNHCR

PETALING JAYA: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the Myanmar government recognises and welcomes the return of ethnic Chin refugees, although several Chin community leaders responded by sharing their reservations.

23 Feb 2019 | 10:32 AM

Govt not 'officially notified' of UNHCR Chin refugee policy

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian government was not officially notified about the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) plans to cease refugee protections for the Chin community.

20 Feb 2019 | 9:52 AM

Refugee filmmaker petitions M'sian govt through video project

ETHNIC Chin refugee and filmmaker Colin Laltanpuia, 29, almost teared up as he listened to children from his community share their dreams for the future.

Laltanpuia spent two months filming over 60 Chin refugees in Malaysia for The Chin Up Project, asking them one question: "Where do you see yourself in 2020?" - Photo: ELROI YEE/R.AGE