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How committed is Malaysia to protecting refugees?

Sometimes 20, Sometimes 30 - It’s normal for refugees to live in small flats with up to 30 people, who may all be replaced the next week. For survival, they live wherever job opportunities take them - Photograph: UNHCR

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The government appears to be proceeding with its proposal to close the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Malaysia, as disclosed in a written reply to Parliament recently.

What implications will this have for the protection of refugees and asylum seekers here? BFM speaks to Lilianne Fan of Geutanyoe Project about this.

Produced by: Shazana Mokhtar
Presented by: Shazana Mokhtar, Wong Shou Ning and Philip See

AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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