Let UNHCR into Immigration holding centres to help asylum seekers, says Suhakam

The presence of asylum seekers is contributing to overcrowding at Immigration detention centres, says Suhakam commissioner Jerald Joseph.

PETALING JAYA: The government should allow the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) access to Immigration detention centres as thousands of asylum seekers are held there, says the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).

While the majority of them are Rohingya, as of April last year there were also Palestinians and Syrians in these centres, said Suhakam commissioner Jerald Joseph.

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