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An Increase of 14-fold Refugee Population for the past 10-year provokes government’s stereotype

  JOINT STATEMENT BY: SUARAM AND LFL An Increase of 14-fold Refugee Population for the past 10-year provokes government’s stereotype Today, in commemoration of the World Refugee Day, SUARAM and Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) strongly urge the Malaysian government to

Posted in Press Statements, Refugee Desk (Updates)

Death of Krishnanantham – An Asylum Seeker from Sri Lanka

Press Statement: 5th  March 2013 Death of Krishnanantham – An Asylum Seeker from Sri Lanka   On 1/3/2013, Jesumalar, a Sri Lankan, received a phone call from the Immigration Department that her husband Krishnanantham had died at about 2:00AM on 28/2/2013

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World Refugee Day Carnival – 16 June 2012

You are cordially invited to the Refugee Carnival in conjunction with World Refugee Day 2012 The event will be held as follows Date: 16 June 2012 Time: 10am – 3pm Venue: Dewan Dominic, Jalan Robertson Off Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

Posted in Other Events, Refugee Desk (Updates)

FORCED RETURN OF 11 UIGHURS: IT IS ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT

PRESS RELEASE – 24 AUGUST 2011 FORCED RETURN OF 11 UIGHURS: IT IS ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT SUARAM strongly condemns the deportation of 11 Chinese citizens of Uighur ethnicity by the Malaysian government on August 18 and views it as another

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Asylum Swap Deal & the 60th Year Anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention

Press Release (28 July 2011) Asylum Swap Deal & the 60th Year Anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention: Ratify First, Arrange Later Today, 28th of July, 2011, will mark the 60th year anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention – the

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Concerns over the Proposed Australia-Malaysia Refugee Transfer Arrangement

Concerns over the Proposed Australia-Malaysia Refugee Transfer Arrangement For Release: 12 May 2011 The Migration Working Group is deeply concerned to hear about the possibility of a bilateral agreement between Australia and Malaysia in which 800 asylum seekers arriving by

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142 ARE STATE PARTIES. IT IS TIME FOR MALAYSIA!

SUARAM will be organizing a launch event on our campaign “142 ARE STATE PARTIES. IT IS TIME FOR MALAYSIA!” in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1951 convention this year. The launching event will be held: Date : 8

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Changes to Immigration Detention Centres Must Respect Human Rights

Press Statement: 26 August 2010 SUARAM welcomes the Malaysian Government’s move to review the management and upgrade the facilities of Immigration Detention Centres. National and international human rights organisations have long raised concerns regarding the deplorable conditions and poor management

Posted in Press Statements, Refugee Desk (Updates)

Press Statement: 21 June 2010 Gov’t Must Act Immediately on UN’s Call for the Repeal of Detention-without-Trial Laws and End to Detention of Refugees & Asylum Seekers

The initial findings and recommendations of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) from its country visit to Malaysia from 7 to 18 June 2010 have added to the long list of recommendations and concerns pertaining to the

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Resume water supply at Lenggeng Immigration Detention Centre

(Press Statement: 14 June 2010 ) SUARAM has been informed that detainees at Lenggeng Immigration Detention Centre have been on a hunger strike since evening of Saturday, 12 June, as a protest against the lack of water supply in the

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