malaysia

Last of Vietnamese boat people in Malaysia returns home, UN agency reports

The last remaining Vietnamese refugee in Malaysia, out of more than 250,000 "boat people" who began landing there 30 years ago, has returned home, marking a significant milestone in the history of the exodus, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

Malaysia urged by UN agency to protect refugees in crackdown on migrants

The United Nations refugee agency today urged Malaysia to continue demonstrating a strong humanitarian commitment in its crackdown on tens of thousands of illegal migrants and strongly denied charges that it had issued protection letters indiscriminately ahead of the move.

‘Mixed picture’ reported in Malaysian clampdown on migrants – UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency, concerned that thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia could be at risk of arrest, detention or deportation as a crackdown on illegal migrants got under way today, reported that a mixed picture was emerging.

UN refugee agency concerned at crackdown on illegal immigrants in Malaysia

The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern that thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia could be at risk of arrest, detention or deportation in a crackdown on illegal migrants when an extended amnesty ends on 28 February.