In Malaysia, there are more than 160,000 refugees from countries like Myanmar, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Even in the state of limbo that their legal status leaves them in, these refugees are striving to build new lives for themselves and their communities.
When CNA Insider producer Lam Shushan got to know Saleh Sepas, an Afghan playwright who founded Parastoo Theatre, and Mohamudul Hasson Roshid, a 20-year-old who is helping fellow Rohingyas find education, her own prejudices about refugees were challenged.
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