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AseanPlus News 05 Dec 2014 | 10:38 AM

Australia toughens up immigration but lets in more refugees

SYDNEY: Australia’s conservative government on Friday further tightened immigration laws by introducing controversial temporary visas for refugees which do not allow them to settle permanently in the country.

Nation 10 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

UN finding it harder to resettle refugees in new countries

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia can no longer expect refugees coming here to be re-settled to third countries like in the past because such places are “shrinking” internationally.

Nation 22 Jun 2015 | 6:16 PM

Government asked to issue work passes to refugees

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has been urged by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to give work passes to 153,004 refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia.

Books 31 Mar 2017 | 6:11 AM

Review: The Refugees

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen offers a refreshing take on refugee lives in the United States.

Community Sports 13 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Taekwondo exponents to run in aid of refugees

IN the lead-up to Malaysia’s first ever international G-ranked taekwondo tournament, Taekwondo Malaysia will be hosting a nationwide series of fun run events to raise awareness of the plight of refugees.

AseanPlus News 24 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Japan rejected 99% of refugees

TOKYO: Japan accepted only 27 refugees last year and rejected almost all applications, officials said, as rights groups urged the government to allow more people in.

Nation 21 Nov 2015 | 7:12 PM

Obama commends Malaysia's support for refugees

KUALA LUMPUR: United States President Barack Obama has commended Malaysia for opening its doors and supporting refugees and asylum seekers from the world's various troubled spots.

World 07 Sep 2015 | 5:54 PM

France will take in 24,000 refugees over next two years: Hollande

PARIS, Sept 7, 2015 (AFP) - President Francois Hollande said Monday France would take in 24,000 refugees over the next two years and proposed to host an international conference on Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II.

Nation 18 Jan 2016 | 1:36 PM

Mercy Malaysia to the aid of starving Syrian refugees in Lebanon

PETALING JAYA: Conditions for Syrian refugees in Lebanon are becoming dire, says Mercy Malaysia.

AseanPlus News 09 Oct 2015 | 1:16 PM

Australia in talks with Philippines to resettle refugees

SYDNEY: Australia said Friday it is in talks with the Philippines to send refugees there, but refused to confirm reports of a Aus$150 million (US$109 million) deal to expand its controversial resettlement policy.