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.

The statement on Feb 19 also affirmed Malaysia's stance that it would abide by UNHCR's decisions with regards to the refugee status of the 26,000 Chin refugees in the country, a stance previously stated by Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

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