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Najib and Hadi at a rally for the Rohingya inside the Titiwangsa indoor stadium: Najib will unashamedly use Pas to corner the voters in the rural hinterlands - Photograph: themalaymailonline.com

All the bravado by Najib over the Rohingya cannot mask the fact that these refugees are barred from working in Malaysia and their children not allowed to attend school here, writes K Haridas.

Sometimes 20, Sometimes 30 - It’s normal for refugees to live in small flats with up to 30 people, who may all be replaced the next week. For survival, they live wherever job opportunities take them - Photograph: UNHCR

The Penang Stop Human Trafficking Campaign has condemned the detention of refugees and asylum seekers outside the UNHCR offices in Kuala Lumpur.

File pic - Photograph: themalaymailonline.com

On 21 May 2015, four UN special rapporteurs on migrants, summary executions, torture and trafficking issued three letters (urgent appeals) to the governments of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia regarding the alleged “push back” of irregular boat migrants in May 2015. Malaysia and Indonesia had not responded by 31 July. Below is the letter sent to the Malaysian government.