Refugees are defined as people who are unable to return to their home countries due to fear of persecution, war or conflict and are entitled under international law to protection and assistance. However our government does not generally recognise refugees but treats them like “illegal” migrants.
The author wrote a small piece to inform the public of the plight of refugees in Malaysia while referring to a few international reports, surveys and publications. The article was edited down owing to space constraints before being sent to the local press. It was published in the on July 23, 2009. This is the […]