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Malaysia not intending to become state party to Refugee Convention

Malaysia does not intend to become a state party of the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees 1951 and Its Protocol, 1967.

Need for joint efforts to combat human trafficking: envoy

All parties involved in tackling human trafficking should join forces to eliminate the scourge before it morphs into the issue of refugees, says Russian Ambassador to Malaysia, Valery Yermolov.

Exhuming of graves in Wang Kelian to halt temporarily

The operations to dig up the graves of human trafficking victims in the Ops Wawasan Khas Phase Two was temporarily stopped today, said Perlis Police Chief, SAC Shafie Ismail.

Myanmar adopts policy to tackle boatpeople crisis

Myanmar's upper house has passed a motion adopting a policy for the "boat people," Xinhua news agency reports parliament sources as saying.

Ops to exhume remains eds with finding of 7 more bodies

Operations to exhume and remove the skeletal remains of victims of human trafficking that began on May 25 came to an end today.

Myanmar to start transferring migrants to Bangladesh

Some 150 migrants found adrift in a boat off Myanmar's coast were set Monday for transfer to neighbouring Bangladesh, an immigration official said, returning them to homes many tried to flee months ago.

Myanmar arrests 93 traffickers, but none from Rakhine

Myanmar police have arrested more than 90 people for human trafficking offences this year, media reported Monday, but no cases have been uncovered in Rakhine state where persecuted Rohingya have fled in droves.

Skeletal remains of 99 human trafficking victims found so far

The skeletal remains of 99 victims of human trafficking syndicates have been found and brought out from the graves found in the jungles here so far.

Cambodia admits first asylum-seekers under Australia deal: official

Cambodia received its first batch of asylum seekers from Australian custody Thursday as part of a widely-criticised deal between the two countries.

RSM urges international community to help tackle Rohingya crisis

The international community and organisations should make strong efforts to help the Rohingyas, who have been deprived of all basic human rights, says Rohingya Society Malaysia (RSM) president Dr Abdul Hamid Musa Ali.


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