Saifuddin: We’ll not force refugees to return


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  • Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018

Sharing his views: Saifuddin speaking at the press conference in Wisma Putra.

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian government will not force refugees to return to Myanmar if it is unsafe, despite Malaysia not being a signatory to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention, says Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah.

“We have been magnanimous in many of the things that we do. We are not a signatory to the (1951 Refugee Convention) but we are behaving like we are,” he added.

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