Ethnic Myanmar Chins celebrate National Day on a sombre note


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  • Saturday, 16 Feb 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The colourful, festive gathering of some 1,500 ethnic Myanmar Chins at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) for the 71st Chin National Day on Friday (Feb 15) began on a sombre note.

The event, which included musical performances and a beauty contest, started with moving speeches by Chin leaders and Malaysian MPs on the future of the community, who will no longer receive refugee protections in Malaysia after Dec 31, 2019.

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