Tenaganita: Cancelling refugee status for Chin community may lead to human trafficking


Chin refugee children at a peaceful demonstration outside the UNHCR Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur on June 29, 2018, to protest the ending of refugee protection by 2020. - Photo by Shanjeev Reddy

PETALING JAYA: The ending of refugee protection for the ethnic Chin community in Malaysia could lead to cases of smuggling and human trafficking, said human rights NGO Tenaganita.  

“Smugglers and trafficking agents are always looking for a way to bring people in by deceit,” said its executive director Glorene A. Das.  

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