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Facebook Inc said on Aug 22 it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to "manipulate or corrupt public debate".
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Facebook Inc said today it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, including some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to "manipulate or corrupt public debate".
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When Mohammad Rafiq spotted two Rohingya refugee girls dusting their faces with circles of traditional thanaka powder under the warm morning light, he quickly took out his smartphone to capture the moment.
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Myanmar and Bangladesh will start a fresh attempt next week to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, officials said on Thursday, nearly a year after ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Standing by his daughter’s hospital bed, Afghan Lutfullah Ahmad Hussain’s eyes welled with tears as he appealed for her life to be saved – just one of thousands of refugees in Mala...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — Standing by his daughter’s hospital bed, Afghan Lutfullah Ahmad Hussain’s eyes welled with tears as he appealed for her life to be saved — just one of thousands of refug...
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The Housing and Local Government Ministry is studying the idea of setting up a resettlement village to regroup refugees registered under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) scatt...
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KUANTAN: Police have solved 13 robbery cases against the Rohingya community here, with the arrest of six young men who are believed to have been involved in the crimes since March.
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KUANTAN, Aug 2 — Police have solved 13 cases of robbery against the Rohingya community here, with the arrest of six young men believed to have been involved in the crime since March.
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BANGKOK: Malaysia is willing to work with Japan which has indicated an interest in providing education aid for Rohingya refugee children, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said.
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Malaysia is willing to work with Japan which has indicated an interest in providing education aid for Rohingya refugee children.
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BANGKOK: Asean foreign ministers reiterated their continued support for Myanmar’s commitment to ensure safety and security for all communities in Rakhine State as effectively as possible as well as ...
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Asean foreign ministers reiterated their continued support for Myanmar’s commitment to ensure safety and security for all communities in Rakhine State as effectively as possible, as well as facilita...
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PETALING JAYA: Organised crime syndicates in human trafficking are flourishing in Asean, particularly Malaysia, according to a report by the United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime.
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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group in their home country, leaders told visiting Myanmar officials on Sunday as fresh repatriation...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Rohingya should be treated as Myanmar nationals or be given a chance to form their own state, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Rohingya should be treated as Myanmar nationals or be given a chance to form their own state, said Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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ANKARA: International relations, defence, trade and investment are among the issues which Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will discuss with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Turkey that began yesterday.
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Myanmar has made “minimal” preparations for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees sheltering in neighboring Bangladesh, according to an Australian think-tank, despite the...
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International relations, defence, trade and investment are among issues which Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will discuss with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his four-day visit to Turkey wh...
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ANKARA (July 24): International relations, defence, trade and investment are among issues which Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will discuss with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit...
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ANKARA: International relations, defence, trade and investment are among issues which Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) will discuss with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to ...
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ANKARA (Bernama): International relations, defence, trade and investment are among issues which Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will discuss with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Turkey starting Wednesday (July 24).
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ANKARA, July 24 — International relations, defence, trade and investment are among issues which Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will discuss with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his vis...
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PETALING JAYA: A Myanmar-based insurgent group has sourced some RM80,000 in funds from Rohingya refugees in Malaysia to buy firearms and ammunition, Bukit Aman told the South China Morning Post (SCMP)...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — Human traffickers are increasingly targeting Rohingya living in Myanmar and neighbouring Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands fled after a brutal military crackdown in 201...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Qatar is prepared to ease the refugee problem in Malaysia through a Qatar welfare fund, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Prof Yanghee Lee urged countries to follow Malaysia’s lead in taking steps to improve...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Asean should follow Malaysia’s lead in providing alternative learning centres for refugees, says United Nations Special Rapporteur Prof Yanghee Lee.
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Qatar is prepared to ease the refugee problem in Malaysia through a Qatar welfare fund, said Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — Qatar is prepared to ease the refugee problem in Malaysia through a Qatar welfare fund, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
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VOCALIST Muhammad Radhi Raza­li wants to be together again with his ex-wife Nur Shahirah Ayu Zahari on the same day the Petaling Jaya lower syariah court affirmed their divorce on Tuesday, reported Kosmo!.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry is preparing a strategic paper to determine the optimum role Malaysia can play to help the Rohingya refugees, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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PARLIAMENT | The Foreign Ministry is preparing a strategic paper to determine the optimum role Malaysia can play to help the Rohingya refugees, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu says the defence white paper on the drafting of policies related to national defence and security will be tabled at the next Parliament session.
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Thai police have rescued more than 1,000 victims of human trafficking from Myanmar, including Rohingya refugees, who were mostly to be smuggled into Malaysia, in the first six months of this year.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang police busted a human trafficking syndicate involving ethnic Rohingya, with the arrest of five Myanmar nationals in a special operation conducted on June 14.
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GEORGE TOWN: The police have busted several human traffickers, following an operation to identify the smugglers bringing in Rohingya nationals to Penang from Myanmar.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Four foreign militants were detained following anti-terror swoops in Selangor and Kedah, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
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PETALING JAYA: Four foreigners, including a Filipino with a fake Malaysian identity card, have been arrested for involvement in terrorist groups.
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SONGKHLA: Thai police saved 49 victims of human trafficking, including a four-year-old, believed to be waiting to be smuggled into Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — Bukit Aman Special Branch’s Counter-Terrorism (E8) division rounded up four terror suspects belonging to different extremist group, including a Rohingya man who had threaten...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Four foreign militants were detained following anti-terror swoops in Selangor and Kedah, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pix) is making a three-day working visit to Bangladesh from today, his first trip to the country since assuming the post last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says not all who apply for refugee status with the agency will get it as successful applications depend on a number of factors.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Bar today urged more lawyers to provide legal assistance to refugees in the country, saying current laws do not accord them due recognition and protection.
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PETALING JAYA: A Rohingya rights group has welcomed the government's plan to resolve the problem of registering Rohingya refugees by placing officers from the police and the Immigration Department in UNHCR's "Refugee Status Determination" process.
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Myanmar security forces and insurgents are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes, a United Nations investigator said on Tue...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 1): Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today gave the assurance that any approval for refugees to work in this country will not be made at the expense of Malaysians.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has assured that any approval for refugees to work in the country will not be made at the expense of Malaysians.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) today gave the assurance that any approval for refugees to work in this country will not be made at the expense of Malaysians.
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PARLIAMENT | Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today gave assurance that any approval for refugees to work in the country will not be made at the expense of Malaysians.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Field Hospital (MFH) received yet another recognition after it was honoured with the Sultan Azlan Shah Trophy Innovation Award.
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COMMENT | Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah last week issued an unambiguous call for the perpetrators of the 2017 campaign of widespread and systematic violence by Myanmar security forces against Ro...
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It is regrettable that the minister in charge of Islamic affairs describes concentration camps in the Xinjang province in China as “training centres” for the Uighurs.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry is preparing a white paper on a systematic form of human aid for Rohingya refugees.
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ADUN SPEAKS | It is regrettable that the de facto Islamic affairs minister Mujahid Yusof Rawa would describe the concentration camps in the Xinjiang province in China as training centres for the Uighu...
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KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, COX’S BAZAAR, BANGLADESH: It is hot and humid now in Bangladesh; more so in the coastal city of Cox’s Bazaar, which boasts the longest stretch of beach in the world.
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MALAYSIAN Field Hospital, Cox’s Bazaar: A few months ago, we were enlisted for the Ops Starlight 3 humanitarian mission (Malaysian Field Hospital [MFH] in Cox’s Bazaar).
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PUTRAJAYA: The government has not decided whether to make public a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) report into the discovery of mass graves in Wang Kelian.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said getting rid of “foreigners” is not the way to resolve problems amid the ongoing conflict between Myanmar and Rakhine state which has seen thousands dis...
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SINGAPORE (June 24): Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah called for justice to be brought to the perpetrators of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar as Southeast Asian leaders gather for a...
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BANGKOK: Southeast Asian leaders made an impassioned plea against protectionism at a regional summit in Bangkok Sunday, warning that a dragging US-China trade spat could hammer their export-led econom...
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PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says it is high time Asean member countries took special efforts to increase trade within the grouping.
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad called on international monitoring bodies to monitor the deportation process of Rohingya refugees so that they will not have to face any action from the Rakhine ...
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BANGKOK: Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today called on international monitoring bodies to monitor the deportation process of Rohingya refugees.
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BANGKOK: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today called on international monitoring bodies to keep track of deportation initiatives for Rohingya refugees.
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BANGKOK, June 23 — An independent international community should monitor the repatriation of the Rohingya back to Myanmar to ensure they are not punished, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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THE UNHCR believes that a work scheme to allow genuine refugees the opportunity to work lawfully would provide a source of willing labour to support the Malaysian economy.
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BANGKOK: Malaysia has urged Asean member countries to come together in drafting a Code of Conduct (COC) so that the South China Sea dispute can be resolved amicably, said Foreign Minister, Datuk Saifu...
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Malaysia has urged Asean member countries to come together in drafting a code of conduct (COC) so that the South China Sea dispute can be resolved amicably, said Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.
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BANGKOK (Bernama): Malaysia has urged Asean member countries to come together in drafting a Code of Conduct (COC) so that the South China Sea dispute can be resolved amicably, says Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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BANGKOK: Malaysia wants a comprehensive plan on the deportation of ethnic Rohingya refugees to ensure their safety, according to Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today.
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Southeast Asian leaders opened a two-day summit in Bangkok on Saturday, though it was unclear what progress their 10-country group could make on disputes in the South China Sea and the plight of ethni...
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BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Saifuddin Abdullah has called for justice to be brought to the perpetrators of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, the ministry wrote in a twee...
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BANGKOK, June 22 — Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today said that one of the main issues brought up by Malaysia during the 34th Asean Summit and Related Summits was the Rohingya crisis.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has been offered compensation by the multinational investment bank, Goldman Sachs, over the 1MDB scandal, but according to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the sum is n...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The last thing Rasyidah Yusuf, 26, wanted was to leave the only home she had ever known.
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JUNE 20 — On this World Refugee Day 2019 – which is observed on 20 June annually – the Malaysian Bar calls on the Government to take concrete steps to respect and uphold the rights and dignity o...
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PETALING JAYA: More than 50% of Malaysians believe people claiming to be refugees and entering the country are economic migrants and want to claim welfare benefits, says an independent market research firm.
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PETALING JAYA: Over 70 million people fled war, persecution and conflict in 2018, the highest level seen in almost 70 years, says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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LETTER | On behalf of all ethnic Rohingya, the Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) welcomes the 34th Asean Summit 2019 that will be held in Bangkok from June 20 to 23.
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BANGKOK (June 20): Regional and international issues affecting ASEAN member countries will be discussed by the leaders at the 34th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Bangkok, in creating regional ec...
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BANGKOK, June 19 — Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis, US-China trade war, Korean peninsula issue and the South China Sea dispute will be among the topics expected to be raised by leaders during the 34th A...
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KUANTAN, June 19 — PAS Youth showed its support for fugitive televangelist Dr Zakir Naik and the late former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi today, during the wing’s muktamar or annual congress h...
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PUTRAJAYA: A member of an elite police force today alluded to the possibility of different syndicates involved in alleged human trafficking in Perlis, owing to varying types of camps discovered in Wan...
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BANGKOK (ANN): Police suspect a group of 65 Rohingya and five Myanmar men may have been trafficked from Bangladesh where over a million of them are being sheltered, after a Thai captain admitted that he was paid to take them across the Andaman Sea to Southeast Asia.
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SINGAPORE: Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu has categorised the security order scenario into three strategic outlooks with one foreseeing issues pertaining to non-traditional security risks and emerging ...
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PETALING JAYA: One of the greatest challenges faced by nations today is the complex security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region, especially with the geo-political rivalry between the United States and China, says Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
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TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AFP): Bangladesh coast guards on Thursday (May 30) stopped 58 Rohingya refugees from making a potentially dangerous journey to Malaysia by sea and arrested two suspected traffickers, an official said.
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TEKNAF (Bangladesh), May 31 — Bangladesh coast guards yesterday stopped 58 Rohingya refugees from making a potentially dangerous journey to Malaysia by sea and arrested two suspected traffickers, an...
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TEKNAF, Bangladesh: Bangladesh coast guards on Thursday stopped 58 Rohingya refugees from making a potentially dangerous journey to Malaysia by sea and arrested two suspected traffickers, an official ...
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IPOH: The elders of a small Rohingya community here are forced to tighten their belts most days just to ensure their children are not denied basic education.
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Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys during a 2017 military crackdown in the western state of Rakhine, two prison officials, tw...
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PETALING JAYA: Police are looking for four “policemen” who took money from a grocery store in Taman Perindustrian Puchong Utama on Monday.
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The potential for defence cooperation between Malaysia and Bangladesh was among the topics discussed in a recent meeting between Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong and the Defence and Security Adv...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — The potential for defence cooperation between Malaysia and Bangladesh was among the topics discussed in a meeting between Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong and the Defenc...
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PETALING JAYA: An academic has dismissed Education Minister Maszlee Malik’s suggestion to teach more love and empathy in schools in the fight against religious extremism, arguing that these values m...
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NEWS that two of their own have been arrested by the Malaysian police for terrorism rocked the Rohingya community here to the core this past week.
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PUTRAJAYA: The Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the discovery of temporary transit camps and mass graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis, was told that foreigners deposited money into the bank accounts of Malaysian citizens as a condition to release their family members.