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Imagine Malaysia

It’s 54 years since we got together as Malaysia. That is already more than half of a century, a long time indeed. Our forefathers came together desiring “in the true spirit of brotherhood and love of freedom” amidst all sorts of threats from everywhere. Their imagination was stronger than even threats of war. Indeed, the … Continue reading

PRESS: Malaysian Young MPs call for a coherent and global response towards the Rohingya crisis

Media statement by Malaysian Young MPs at the IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Tokyo, 27-28 MAY 2015 28 MAY 2015 | TOKYO, JAPAN The Rohingya boat people crisis must be addressed at its root. 10,000 boat people left their home country in the state of Rakhine, Myanmar because they were rendered stateless, systematically … Continue reading

A personal note on welcoming refugees in Malaysia

After our visit to the Belantik Immigration Depot to visit the Rohingya refugees, there are some friends who asked why should Malaysia help, and whether we have capacity (mainly, money) to help the Rohingyas. Of course such sentiments are understandable especially given that Malaysians are now newly taxed with GST due to government corruption and … Continue reading

The Malaysian government must take immediate measures to avoid a humanitarian disaster

Press Statement Belantik Immigration Detention Centre, 16 May 2015 A recent government crackdown on traffickers in Thailand has caused thousands of Bangladesh and Myanmar migrants to be abandoned by smugglers and left stranded on boats off the coast of Thailand and Malaysia. Last Sunday, 1,158 of them landed on Langkawi, and they have since been … Continue reading