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Nation 21 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR: They’re asylum seekers

PETALING JAYA: Ethnic Myanmar Chin who have had to return their UNHCR cards are asylum seekers, not refugees, says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Malaysia.

Nation 25 Mar 2016 | 4:47 AM

UNHCR welcomes task force to tackle fake cards

PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomed the government’s move to set up a joint taskforce to tackle the problem of fake UNHCR documents.

Nation 18 Jun 2013 | 7:30 AM

UNHCR: Only 10pc of refugees in Malaysia resettled last year

PETALING JAYA: The process to resettle refugees takes years given their huge numbers and limited places for resettlement, said United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Yante Ismail.

World 30 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Afghan refugee camp in NW Pakistan closed - UNHCR

Kacha Garhi camp in the North West Frontier Province was one of four camps UNHCR and Pakistan planned to close this year which Islamabad says have become havens for the Taliban, who are fighting an intensified insurgency in Afghanistan.

Nation 23 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR unable to stop refugee card counterfeits

KUALA LUMPUR: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it has no control over fake refugee cards being circulated, saying that the market exists as refugee status is not given out easily.

Nation 11 Aug 2015 | 10:35 PM

Migrants duped by UNHCR card rumours

KUALA LUMPUR: A large number of migrants assembled in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office here, only to be told that a rumour that UNHCR cards would be distributed Tuesday, was just that.

Nation 08 Jun 2013 | 7:30 AM

UNHCR: No refugees involved in recent cases of Myanmar group violence

PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Malaysia said they have no evidence that their document-holders have been involved in the recent cases of violence between Myanmarese ethnic groups in Klang Valley.

Nation 18 Jun 2013 | 7:30 AM

Immigration officer chides UNHCR staff for delaying court process

SEPANG: An immigration officer chided staff of the United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for interfering in the department's work at the Sessions Court.

Nation 27 May 2014 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR to conduct thorough checks on Sri Lankan refugees

PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has stated that a close and full examination of all facts is needed following the detention of Tamil Tigers members bearing the commission’s cards.

Nation 21 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR welcomes move to help stranded migrants

PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has welcomed Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand’s commitment to resolve the issue of migrants stranded in boats in the Bay of Bengal and the waters of South-East Asia.