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Nation 23 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

An untapped manpower resource for the country

THE UNHCR believes that a work scheme to allow genuine refugees the opportunity to work lawfully would provide a source of willing labour to support the Malaysian economy.

Nation 23 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Grant refugees in Malaysia the right to work

WHEN he arrived in Malaysia in 2016 from Afghanistan, university graduate Ali Saleh* begged for a job wherever he could.

Nation 16 May 2019 | 7:34 AM

UNHCR urges governments not to send refugees, asylum seekers back into danger

PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged governments not to send refugees or asylum-seekers back to situations where their lives can be in danger.

Nation 18 Apr 2018 | 11:40 AM

Thick thighs save lives, says plus-sized community to Kak Zai

PETALING JAYA: The recent furore over "fat-phobic" comments by a fashion critic has spurred the #pehamelimpah (overflowing thighs) hashtag among the local plus-size community as a way to share body-positivity.

World 12 Apr 2018 | 3:15 PM

Holding pattern - Syrian 'stuck in transit' in KL for more than a month

KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 36-year-old Syrian has been stuck in transit in the Malaysian capital for more than a month, he said, in a case that echoes the Steven Spielberg movie, "The Terminal".

Nation 05 Jul 2017 | 4:16 AM

UNHCR to organise Marketplace event in conjunction with World Refugee Day

KUALA LUMPUR: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is bringing the private sector and non-governmental organisations working with refugees together this Saturday in conjunction with World Refugee Day.

Arts 11 Feb 2017 | 6:32 AM

Malaysian artist reclaims the female body ... by painting on it

Ruby Subramaniam foregrounds female empowerment in a series inspired by Hindu goddesses.

Lifestyle 01 Jan 2017 | 6:59 AM

Can we improve our human rights record this year?

The Malaysian Government appears to be taking steps to improve its human rights record.