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Nation 13 Jun 2013 | 9:57 AM

UNHCR told to speed up Myanmar resettlement process to third countries

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia wants the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to speed up the process of resettling Myanmars to third countries.

Nation 17 Jun 2013 | 2:39 PM

Fifty Myanmar nationals charged with entering country without valid UNHCR refugee passes

SEPANG: Fifty Myanmmar nationals were charged in the Sessions Court here with entering the country without valid United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) passes.

Nation 26 May 2014 | 4:35 PM

UNHCR to examine all facts following detention of alleged Tamil Tigers members

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

Nation 02 Jul 2015 | 4:39 PM

Shahidan: UNHCR handing out refugee cards without Government approval

KUALA LUMPUR: All United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) refugee cards handed out in Malaysia must be approved by the Immigration Department, Home Ministry and Foreign Affairs Ministry, a procedure not being followed by the world aid body, says Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.

Nation 23 Mar 2016 | 4:29 AM

UNHCR believes ‘considerable opportunities’ for refugees to return home

KUALA LUMPUR: In light of political developments in Myanmar, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) believes there will be “considerable opportunities” for many of the refugees from there to return home.

Nation 23 Feb 2019 | 2:32 AM

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.

Nation 19 Mar 2019 | 10:03 AM

UNHCR urged to protect asylum seekers too

PETALING JAYA: Migrants’ rights group Tenaganita and several refugee community leaders have lauded UNHCR for their commitment to recognise Chin refugees, but called on them to urgently protect asylum seekers and refugee children born in Malaysia as well.

Nation 15 Mar 2019 | 10:04 AM

Chin refugees to be reissued UNHCR cards

BANGKOK: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has officially reversed its policy of terminating protections for ethnic Chin refugees, and will reissue standard documentation to those who have had their refugee cards withdrawn.

Nation 29 Jun 2018 | 9:19 AM

UNHCR: Chin refugees no longer need UN protection as Myanmar's Chin State now stable

PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that Chin refugees from Myanmar do not need their protection any more as the situation in Chin State is now stable and secure.

Nation 14 Mar 2019 | 2:20 PM

UNHCR: Refugee protection maintained for Chins

KUALA LUMPUR: Refugee protection for ethnic Chins will be maintained, in light of the security situation in southern Chin State in Myanmar, announced the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).