Malaysian Home Ministry Questions Arbitary Provision Of Unhcr Refugee Cards

Published date28 May 2022
Publication titleASEAN Tribune

28 MAY 2022 (NAM News Network) KAPAR (Malaysia), May 28 (NNN-Bernama) - The Malaysian Home Ministry (KDN) has questioned the actions of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) of providing refugee identification cards to several Indonesian nationals.

Its Minister Hamzah Zainuddin said the ministry found several Indonesians in possession of UNHCR refugee cards during enforcement actions conducted by the Malaysian Immigration Department.

'How can the UNHCR issue such cards arbitrarily, until those who possess them seem to be able to somehow stay in the country legally,' he said during a media conference after the enforcement operation at Meru Market near here.

The operation saw 704 foreigners inspected, 51 immigrants...

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