My Sinchew/ Refugees

The ubiquitous child labor scene in Malaysian job market

It is illegal to hire child workers in Malaysia. However, given the perennial labor market crunch, child labor is very much in existence in many sectors.


Govt has no plan to allow Rohingyas to work in Malaysia

The Dewan Negara was today told that the government has no plan to allow Rohingya migrants registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to work in the country.


Govt to review border security agreements: Zahid

The government wants to review the border security agreements signed with neigbouring countries, particularly Thailand, following the uncovering of human trafficking activities in Wang Kelian, Perlis, recently.


Exhumed bodies re-buried in Kampung Tualang

The remains of the first batch of 21 human trafficking victims exhumed from mass graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis, were today re-buried in Kampung Tualang in Pokok Sena near here.


Malaysia bids sombre farewell to nameless Rohingya dead

Malaysian authorities on Monday held a sombre mass funeral for 21 suspected ethnic Rohingya found in human-trafficking graves last month, with fellow Muslims praying for the unidentified victims to find a place in heaven.


Japan offers $3.5 million to help Rohingya

Japan on Saturday offered a $3.5 million to help the Rohingya boat people who have fled Myanmar where they faced severe discrimination.


Trafficked Cambodians returned from Thai fishing boat 'slavery'

More than 200 Cambodian fishermen rescued from "slave-like conditions" on Thai fishing boats in Indonesian waters returned home on Thursday, some after years of captivity, officials and victims said.


Taxi driver charged with conveyance of smuggled migrants

The High Court here today set June 25 to decide whether a taxi driver who is charged with conveyance of illegal immigrants could be allowed bail.


Human trafficking kingpins to be charged under ATIPSOM or Penal Code

Several kingpins of human trafficking syndicates handed over to Malaysia by the Thai authorities can be charged under the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act (ATIPSOM) 2007 or Penal Code.


Abbott brushes off Indonesia people-smuggling bribery claims

Australian authorities work within the law to stop asylum-seeker boats, Prime Minister Tony Abbott insisted Tuesday, after reports officials have made cash payments to members of people-smuggling rings for years.


 

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