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Letters 20 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Looking for a place to call home

Malaysia is not a signatory to the 1951 United Nations Convention on Refugees and has no legislation differentiating a refugee from an illegal immigrant. Yet, there are people living as refugees here. IVY SOON reports on the situation in conjunction with World Refugee Day today.

Letters 20 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Only 145 have signed UN convention on refugees

THE chief instrument that empowers the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to act is the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol.

Lifestyle 20 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Just trying to stay alive

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.