Rethinking Immigration Detention Policies in Malaysia
Hannah Jambunathan, Community & Engagement Organiser, International Detention Coalition
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In the early hours of 20th April, over 500 Rohingya refugees, including 97 women, 294 men, and 137 children, escaped from a detention centre in Sungai Bakap. It was later confirmed that 7 of those who fled were killed tragically in a traffic accident, including three young children. A lot has been said about Malaysia’s treatment of refugees, but what can be done better?
Image credit: EPA-EU
Produced by: Dashran Yohan
Presented by: Dashran Yohan
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Tags: the bigger picture, live and learn, human rights, refugee crisis, refugee, detention, detention centre, unhcr,