Rohingya issue shines spotlight on Malaysia’s refugee policies

Although not a signatory to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, Malaysia hosts around 150,000 refugees and asylum seekers, more than a third of whom are Rohingya from Myanmar. While under the protection of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, these people are nevertheless considered pendatang asing tanpa izin (PATI, that is, illegal migrants) […]