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Nation 23 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Codify rules on asylum, says UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is calling for a codified procedure on asylum-seekers in Malaysia as civil strife in Aceh intensifies.

Nation 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Taxi drivers’ grim encounter

Two taxi drivers related their grim encounter with the Iranian asylum seeker who burnt himself outside the UNHCR office in Jalan Bukit Petaling here yesterday.

Nation 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Asylum seeker sets himself ablaze

An asylum seeker died nine hours after he set himself ablaze in front of stunned onlookers outside a United Nations refugee agency here yesterday.

Nation 29 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Police to investigate claims made by asylum seeker

Police will investigate the allegations made by the asylum seeker Gulam Hassan Anwari in a statement given to the press that he was driven to take his life due to debts he was unjustly forced to pay.

Education 29 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

UK fee hikes won’t affect Malaysians

BRITISH High Commissioner to Malaysia Bruce Cleghorn said recent reports on university fee hikes in Britain would not affect Malaysians.

Nation 21 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Three refuge seekers charged

Three Myanmar refuge seekers were charged with the attempted murder of Myanmar embassy minister counsellor Khin Maung Lynn and causing him grievous hurt.

Nation 18 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Our multi-racial exposure an asset, says ex-navy man

The exposure to a multi-racial community since young proved to be an asset for Malaysians working with people of other nationalities, even in a war zone area, said retired naval commander S. Thayaparan.

Nation 18 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR hopes Malaysia will ratify Geneva convention

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) hopes that Malaysia will ratify the 1951 Geneva Convention pertaining to the status of asylum-seekers to deal more effectively with issues related to refugees here.

AseanPlus News 16 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR to help out Montagnards

The UN refugee agency said yesterday that its officials were departing for Cambodia's remote border with Vietnam to help Montagnards who fled the April unrest in the neighbouring country.

Nation 07 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Detainees go on hunger strike

Some 72 inmates of the Semenyih Immigration Detention Centre near here went on a hunger strike yesterday to protest their long detention and alleged poor conditions at the camp.