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


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  • Monday, 04 Mar 2019

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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.

The lawyer and human rights activist warned that Malaysia would be “breaking the international law (of non-refoulement)” if they force the Chins to return without ensuring their safety.

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