Tuesday, April 14, 2015

UNHCR Contact Information in Malaysia

UNHCR Representative
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
570, Jalan Bukit Petaling
50460 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2118 4800
Fax: +603 2141 1780
Email: mlslu@unhcr.org

For other inquiries:
General queries   UNHCR General Office
+603 2118 4800
(between 8.00am to 4.00pm)
Email: mlslu@unhcr.org
To report arrests, and queries on detention cases

  UNHCR Call Center Hotline
+6012 630 5060
(Queries on detention between 8.00am to 4.00pm only)
Queries on Employment of refugees
  Livelihoods team
+603 2118 4841
Email: mlsluest@unhcr.org
Queries on media and fundraising   External Relations Section
Media queries: +603 2118 4812
Fundraising: +603 2118 4986
Email: infomalaysia@unhcr.org
Queries on volunteering
  Volunteer coordinator
+603 2118 4939
Email: mlsluvol@unhcr.org
Queries on conducting academic research

For queries on conducting academic research, including
requesting for interviews or information, please email: mlslu@unhcr.org
Kindly include your complete research topic/angle and questions, and accompanied by an attestation from your university. This will be reviewed by the UNHCR Representative.
Queries regarding employment opportunities for Malaysians and internships with UNHCR can be found here, or email mlslu@unhcr.org for further information, or call +603 2118 4800.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Two Rohingya Muslim women indecently assaulted by Police, Burma

Police along with a tabbe have sexually abused the mother and sister of a Muslim man after failing to apprehend him, according to Burma Times local correspondent.

The incident took place in the volatile village of Kiladong also known as Du Char Yar Taan in Maungdaw South.

In 2014, police made a long list of Kiladong villagers. The list was made in the aftermath of the infamous massacre when a Rakhine mob backed by security forces killed scores of Muslims, especially women and children.

Uncertain future for hundreds of thousands as white cards are revoked

By Guy Dinmore   |   Wednesday, 01 April 2015 
A presidential order revoking temporary identity papers came into effect last night despite widespread criticism by the international community of the government’s move that mostly affects Rohingya Muslims and leaves an estimated 1 million “white card” holders across Myanmar facing an uncertain future.
The revocation of white cards stands to affect thousands of people living in IDP camps in Rakhine State. (Yu Yu/The Myanmar Times)The revocation of white cards stands to affect thousands of people living in IDP camps in Rakhine State. (Yu Yu/The Myanmar Times)
President U Thein Sein ordered the invalidation of the temporary ID papers on February 11, setting March 31 as the date for their expiry. Holders were given until May 31 to hand in their papers – commonly known as white cards – and undergo a citizen verification process carried out by local authorities to determine their status.