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Nation 15 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Getting refugees to fill labour needs

Plans are underway for the Home Affairs Ministry to make work legal for refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia.

Nation 29 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Give refugees right to work, govt urged

KUALA LUMPUR: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative for Malaysia Richard Towle has called on the government to give refugees the right to work in the country, saying it would “make a huge difference” in their lives.

Nation 27 Nov 2015 | 7:52 AM

Suhakam urges Malaysia to recognise rights of refugees

KUALA LUMPUR: The lack of a proper system to govern refugees has allowed human rights abuses against refugees to take place, said the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).

AseanPlus News 09 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Thai activists seek better deal for refugees

Bangkok: Even as Thailand promised to continue providing protection to more than 102,000 refugees in the country, human rights activists and advocates urged the Thai government to live up to that commitment, including ending detentions and the forcible return of refugees.

Nation 26 May 2016 | 7:37 AM

MEF: Don't hire refugees until legal framework in place

PETALING JAYA: Employers should not hire refugees until the proper legal framework is put in place by the Government, said Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan.

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.

Nation 02 Oct 2015 | 1:40 PM

Syrian refugees in Malaysia will get special ID card

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will be issuing a special identification card for the 3,000 Syrian refugees it will be accepting into the country.

Nation 16 Nov 2015 | 1:08 PM

Nur Jazlan: Policy on accepting Syrian refugees unchanged

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will proceed with opening its doors to 3,000 Syrian refugees, despite the recent attacks in Paris.

Nation 03 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM

Special ID cards to be issued to Syrian refugees

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will be issuing special identification cards for the 3,000 Syrian refugees it will be accepting into the country.

Community 29 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Celebrity heads fundraiser to provide education for Somali refugees

DOING an in-house documentary for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) was an eye-opener for former beauty queen Deborah Priya Henry, who met a family of Somali refugees during the shoot.