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AL-JAZEERA columnist Belen Fernandez wrote an article arguing that the intense outpouring of grief and emotion at the burning of the cathedral of Notre Dame – an inanimate object – was “misplace...
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PETALING JAYA: A group representing Rohingya concerns in Malaysia has spoken in defence of hundreds of its countrymen who went on a hunger strike to protest their seven-year detention in Saudi Arabia.
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard on Thursday (April 18) police found one of the sites months before ...
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PUTRAJAYA: The public hearing of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian entered its second day today with three more witnesses scheduled to give thei...
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PUTRAJAYA: A police officer told the royal commission of inquiry into the discovery of mass graves at Wang Kelian that he had kept evidence from a suspected illegal immigrant camp in an insecure place...
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SEREMBAN, April 17 — A mother worried about the safety of her two daughters who ran away from their house on Sunday is urging them to return home immediately.
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SEREMBAN - A Rohingya mother is appealing to her two young daughters who apparently ran away to come home.
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PUTRAJAYA: The public hearing of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian began today, with the chairman Tun Arifin Zakaria giving the terms of referen...
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PUTRAJAYA: The public hearing by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian begins today.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The public hearing by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian begins Wednesday (April 17).
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PUTRAJAYA: The government’s royal commission of inquiry (RCI) into the discovery of mass graves and human trafficking camps in Perlis three years ago will begin its public hearing sessions on the ma...
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PUTRAJAYA, April 17 — The public hearing by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian begins today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Unicef wants to expand its temporary learning centres for Rohingya children at the Cox’s Bazaar refugee camp in Bangladesh.
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Malaysian actress Lisa Surihani is calling for financial support for Rohingya refugee children staying in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.She said UNICEF wants to raise RM1,000,000 throughout the month of R...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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KANGAR: Forty one Rohingya men were arrested by the Perlis Border Security Agency (Aksem) shortly after they were dropped off from a boat in Kampung Sungai Belati, Simpang Empat, near here.
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A group of men, believed to be Rohingya, were found stranded on a beach in Simpang Empat, Perlis, on Monday morning.The Perlis Border Security Agency, together with the police and Kangar People's Volu...
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KUALA PERLIS: A total of 37 Rohingya illegal immigrants were detained upon arrival in the waters of Kuala Perlis here, early today.
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PETALING JAYA: A group of men, believed to be Rohingya, were found stranded on a beach in Simpang Empat, Perlis, on Monday (April 8) morning.
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A total of 37 Rohingya illegal immigrants were detained upon arrival in the waters of Kuala Perlis early today.
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PETALING JAYA: More than 20 organisations have taken the government to task for quitting a treaty that forms the basis of the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying the move contrasts with Putraja...
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A group of student activists today released an executive summary of a paper by four academics which they claimed was used to convince the Conference of Rulers to reject the Rome Statute.
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LETTER | The statement by Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah that Malaysia withdrew from ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to stymie a coup d’etat bid spurred on by pow...
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PETALING JAYA: Rohingya refugee Ziaur Rahman, then 20, was kidnapped while he was walking around his settlement in Bangladesh and sold a total of seven times over the next three months.
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International rights groups have called on Malaysia to reverse its decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
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DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladesh police have prevented 115 Rohingya refugees from being smuggled to Malaysia in rickety fishing boats, officials said on Saturday (April 6), but no suspected traffickers were d...
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GEORGE TOWN: Klang MP Charles Santiago today panned the government’s move to withdraw from the Rome Statute, saying it sends the wrong message to voters, investors and fellow Asean members.
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At a refugee community event last month in George Town dubbed 'Human Flow', Penang Stop Human Trafficking representative James Lochhead wondered aloud, "At a conference or solidarity gathering attende...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Veteran journalist Arulldas Sinnappan, whose 2015 expose of the mass graves at Wang Kelian shocked the country, is no stranger to the horrors of human trafficking.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian authorities ordered a human trafficking campsite at Wang Kelian, Perlis, destroyed a day after its discovery in early 2015, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The mass graves discovered at Wang Kelian near the Malaysia-Thailand border were dug by a human-trafficking syndicate, according to a report.
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Pasir Gudang MP Hassan Karim has lauded the signing of the Rome Statute but questioned the haste with which it was done.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — Former foreign affairs minister Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar has said that Malaysia should consider taking the Myanmar government to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over ...
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GOMBAK: Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah says the government is committed to supporting displaced Rohingya refugees but warns that humanitarian aid is costing millions in taxpayers’ money.
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GOMBAK: Malaysia needs to consider the International Criminal Court (ICC) as one of the avenues to bring the Myanmar government to justice over the Rohingya genocide, says former Foreign Affairs Minister Tan Sri Syed Hamid Syed Jaafar Albar.
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GOMBAK: The Rohingya crisis is costing millions in global taxpayers' money for humanitarian aid because one country allowed genocide and ethnic cleansing to happen, says Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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Bangladesh is not in a hurry to relocate Rohingya refugees to a Bay of Bengal island, a minister told Reuters on Monday, after the United Nations sought more details on the government's plan, criticis...
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PUTRAJAYA, March 23 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu says Malaysia will continue to use the international stage to raise awareness on the rights and freedom of the Palestinian people.
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PUTRAJAYA: Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu says Malaysia will continue to use the international stage to raise awareness on the rights and freedoms of the Palestinian people.
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MP SPEAKS | A leader by default from a party that was lagging way behind in popularity, Jacinda Ardern (photo, above) went on to provide New Zealand with her own stamp of leadership.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Foreign Minister Marzuki Yahya today agreed with a call to ban Queensland senator Fraser Anning from entering Malaysia after blaming Muslims for the Christchurch massacre.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sharifa Shakirah barely remembers being taken from her mother and siblings by people-smugglers at a secret Malaysian border crossing.
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Rohingya activist Sharifah Shakirah Husain was honoured at a reception held at the US Ambassador's residence in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, as a nominee for the US Department of State’s International...
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KUALA LUMPUR: US Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir today called for peace among Malaysians, saying the protest against the LGBT community should not lead to violence.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13 — Women and men must work together to promote women’s rights, said Rohingya activist Sharifah Shakirah Husain who was nominated as Malaysia’s candidate for the US Department...
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PETALING JAYA: Sharifah Shakirah, who helps improve the lives of Rohingya women in Malaysia, has been nominated as Malaysia's candidate for the US Department of State's International Women of Courage award.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Four years ago, mother-of-three Thuzar Maung put on jeans and a T-shirt rather than her customary Muslim garb and slipped aboard a flight to Malaysia.
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PETALING JAYA: A lightning strike on a football field near Setia Murni, Setia Alam, killed a Rohingya player and injured three others.
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SHAH ALAM: A lightning strike killed one, while four people were badly injured at a football field at Setia Alam here this evening.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A group of people playing football were struck by lightning in the capital of Selangor state on Sunday (March 10), causing one death and injuring four othe...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — One man died while four others were injured this evening after they were struck by lightning while playing football in an outdoor field in Setia Badminton Academy in Setia A...
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COMMENT | The recent escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan encouraged Malaysians once again to review their attitude towards regions of the world where people suffer from war and oppressio...
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Social media firms and foreign investors must do more to ensure they support human rights in Myanmar, UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on March 5, suggesting Facebook was failing to treat parties to the country's conflict even-handedly.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — The Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia Response and Relief Team (Imaret) has dispatched a team of medical volunteers to the Home Ministry’s complex in Kangar, to provi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) has welcomed Malaysia’s decision to participate and ratify the Rome Statute which is the basis for the International Criminal Court (ICC). ABIM pr...
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PUTRAJAYA - Malaysia on Tuesday (March 5) formed a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to formally probe the shocking discovery in 2015 of mass graves and human trafficking activities in northern Perlis...
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MARCH 5 — The Malaysian Alliance of Civil Society Organisations in the UPR Process (Macsa), a coalition of 52 civil society organisations, welcomes the accession to the Rome Statute by Malaysia, whi...
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SERDANG: Police detained 73 illegal immigrants during a raid at Pasar Borong Selangor in Seri Kembangan here on Sunday.
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PETALING JAYA: For Rohingya refugee Rafik Shah Mohd Ismail, seeing pictures of the mud-caked, starving children in Perlis brought back vivid memories.
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PETALING JAYA: In keeping up with the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s principles of integrity and transparency, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution...
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In keeping with the Pakatan Harapan government’s principles of integrity and transparency, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail today auctioned off a painting that ...
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PETALING JAYA, March 2 — In keeping up with the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s principles of integrity and transparency, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Minister Datuk Seri Saifud...
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Exhausted and covered in mud, 34 Rohingya refugees including nine children, were found stranded along a beach in Perlis early Friday and are believed to have been dropped off by human traffickers.
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KANGAR: Looking tired and exhausted, a total of 34 Rohingya refugees, including nine children, some as young as seven, waded through the muddy coastal water before being greeted by the villagers at the Sungai Belati beach in Sungai Baru.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Malaysia Friday (Mar 1), police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almost a yea...
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KUALA LUMPUR (AP): More than 30 Rohingya women and children were found stranded along a beach in Perlis early Friday (March 1), and are believed to have been dropped off by human traffickers, authorities said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Perlis today, police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almost a year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Malaysia Friday (March 1), police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almo...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 — Thirty-four Rohingya were found on a beach in Malaysia today, police said, the first of the Muslim minority group thought to have arrived in the country by sea for almost a y...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 ― Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) raised today Tun Arifin Zakaria’s human rights record after the former chief justice was appointed to lead a royal inquiry on mass graves and huma...
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PUTRAJAYA: Former chief justice Arifin Zakaria will lead the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to look into the issue of human trafficking and graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis, three years ago.
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DHAKA (Reuters): Amina Begum, a Rohingya woman living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, is undeterred in her quest to join her husband in Malaysia even though she already fell prey to traffickers once.
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DHAKA: Amina Begum, a Rohingya woman living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, is undeterred in her quest to join her husband in Malaysia even though she already fell prey to traffickers once.
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DHAKA, Feb 28 — Amina Begum, a Rohingya woman living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, is undeterred in her quest to join her husband in Malaysia even though she already fell prey to traffickers once...
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Feb 27 — Malaysia has offered to share with Brunei Darussalam its expertise and experience in disaster management.
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Brunei): Several new proposals in economics and trade beneficial to both countries have been raised in the meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismai...
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Several new proposals in economics and trade beneficial to both countries have been raised in the meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail with the Sultan of Brunei, Sultan Haji ...
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COMMENT | In January I joined Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, in Brussels as she co-chaired the 22nd EU-Asean Ministerial Meeting.
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Feb 27 — Several new proposals in economics and trade beneficial to both countries have been raised in the meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ism...
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN [Brunei] (Feb 26): Several new proposals in economics and trade beneficial to both countries have been raised in the meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah ...
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FEBRUARY 26 — In January I joined Federica Mogherini, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, in Brussels as she co-chaired the 22nd EU-Asean Ministerial Meeting.
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SINGAPORE, Feb 22 — Facebook’s new effort to bring outside experts into its content review process promises to be complicated and possibly contentious, if discussions this week at a meeting in Sin...
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NGAPALI BEACH, Feb 22 — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine today, saying the world had “focused narrowly on negative aspects” in the...
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Malaysia wants the "criminals" who oppress the Rohingya ethnic community in Myanmar to be brought immediately to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said today.
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KLANG, Feb 19 — Malaysia urged that the ‘criminals’ who oppressed the Rohingya ethnic community in Myanmar to be brought immediately to the International Criminal Court (ICC), said Foreign Minis...
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DHAKA (AFP) - Bangladesh police have stopped 43 Rohingya refugees from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat with a dozen women claiming they were abducted by traffickers, officials said Thursday (Feb 14...
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DHAKA, Feb 14 — Bangladesh police have stopped 43 Rohingya refugees from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat with a dozen women claiming they were abducted by traffickers, officials said today.
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GEORGE TOWN: Barely days after her wedding plans were put on hold, an 11-year-old Rohingya child bride and her family have disappeared.
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BUTTERWORTH: Malaysian law stopped an 11-year-old Rohingya girl from being married off here, but now that she has “come of age” by her community’s standards, she is no longer allowed to continue schooling.
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GEORGE TOWN: The 11-year-old Rohingya girl in the centre of a child marriage storm has now apparently disappeared with her immediate family.
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BUTTERWORTH: The 11-year-old Rohingya girl, who was to marry a 21-year-old man, will wait until she is 18 before tying the knot.
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GEORGE TOWN: The 11-year-old Rohingya girl who was nearly married off to a man 10 years her senior last week has stopped coming to school, with sources in the community saying her family has left town...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Child marriage is not a common practice among the Rohingya community, the Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) said in expressing sadness over the foiled ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Child marriage not a common practice in Rohingya community, the Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia (Merhrom) said in expressing sadness over the foiled marriage t...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — Penang police halted a wedding ceremony between an 11-year-old Rohingya girl and a 21-year-old man in Taman Senangin, Butterworth on Wednesday.
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BUTTERWORTH: Police have advised a Rohingya family to follow state religious department procedures before marrying off their 11-year-old daughter to a 21-year-old man today, according to Seberang Pera...
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LETTER | I refer to a news article by a Malay daily on Feb 9, 2019, titled “Saya Nak Kahwin”. This is one of the most disgusting articles that I have come across.
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Police have advised the Rohingya family in Prai to follow proper State Religious Department procedures before marrying off their 11-year-old daughter to a man from the community, reported Bernama toda...
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GEORGE TOWN: Police and local Islamic religious authorities held an “intervention session” last night with the parents of an 11-year-old girl, who was nearly married off to a 20-year-old man, in P...
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BUTTERWORTH (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian police stopped a wedding between an 11-year-old girl and a 21-year-old man at Taman Senangin in Prai on Friday (Feb 8) morning after receiving ...