The mass arrests and detentions of migrants, refugees and stateless persons in Malaysia have begun.
A Foreign Spouse of a Malaysian Citizen shares the saga of her long journey to become a permanent resident.
There seems to be a complete lack of will on the part of the government to resolve the issue of undocumented migrants, writes John Inbaraj.
A parliamentary committee should be immediately set up to conduct an impartial inquiry into the awards of PR and citizenship. On what basis are some foreign workers being given PR or citizenship, wonders The Discontented.
Malaysia should immediately halt the judicial caning of refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said on 11 March after the government disclosed that almost 30000 foreigners had been caned in five years.
Suaram demands that the Immigration Department immediately allow 75 Sri Lankan asylum seekers access to the UNHCR and allow it to process their asylum claims.
Angeline Loh looks at Malaysia’s ‘migrant hell-holes’ – the immigration detention camps, where evidence of cruel, degrading and inhuman conditions is overwhelming.
Aliran views with misgivings the Home Minister’s proposal to devise a mechanism to monitor “each and every foreigner” from the moment of entry into the country to the date of their exit.
Aljazeera gives us a rare glimpse of conditions inside a crowded Malaysia immigration detention centre (Part 2 above and Part 1 below).
Suaram is appalled at the increasing number of child migrants detained at immigration detention centres in the past five years.