UN wants govt to re-examine refugee policy

Elill Easwaran

United Nations Special Rapporteur Thomas Andrews says he is deeply concerned that hundreds of child refugees may be locked up indefinitely in Immigration detention centres. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 23, 2022.

MALAYSIA needs to re-examine its policy on refugees, especially on how they are being treated, United Nations Special Rapporteur Thomas Andrews said today.

“There needs to be a willingness from the authorities to discuss policy on how refugees are being treated and we need a lot more transparency here,” he said in a press conference in Kuala Lumpur.

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