Press Statements

Media Report that Undermines Malaysia’s Sovereignty

MACSA follows the polemic recently panning out in the media with regard to the mass detentions of undocumented migrants, including refugees with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) Registration Card. There appears to be a major confusion in the public domain on the status of refugee leading to unwarranted prejudice and derision against the refugee community. The public have been misled by the inability of our mass media to distinguish between illegal immigrants entering the country for economic motivations with refugees who enter illegally to escape persecutions in their homeland and this has resulted in an erroneous demand of similar treatment. For illegal immigrants seeking economic recompense, MACSA fully acknowledge the right of the state to detain and deport th...

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