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June 10, 2010

Arakanese allege bias at UN Malaysia refugee office

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New Delhi (Mizzima) – More than 50 Arakanese held a protest outside the UN refugee organisation’s office in the Malaysian capital on Monday, alleging its discrimination against the Burmese ethnic group.

The demonstrators at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in Kuala Lumpur called for the office to recognise the more than 10,000 Arakanese in Malaysia as legitimate refugees and supply aid to those in immigration detention camps. They also sought an Arakanese translator at the office. Read more…

June 8, 2010

Arakanese Refugees Demonstrate at UNHCR in Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur: Over 70 Arakanese refugees staged a demonstration on Monday in front of the UNHCR office in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, demanding immediate attention to their plight as unregistered refugees.

Saw Than, the spokesperson for the demonstration, said that they were facing arrest by authorities as well as a lack of food and shelter due to their neglect by the UNHCR in Malaysia. Read more…

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