Rightful Decision in Right Time

Ref: 10-2/001

Date: February 4, 2010

Press Release:

Rightful Decision in Right Time

“Identification Cards to Refugees”

We at the Arakan Rohingya Refugee Committee (ARRC), Malaysia warmly salute the decision of the Malaysian Government for issuing identification card for UN Conventional Refugees.

Indeed, the timely decision brought a fair process for all refugees from different countries regardless of race, religion, color and cultural orientation but feel confusion about the future of Rohingya refugees.

However, we expect for a better management at refugees’ concerned quarter in bringing fairness in services and process and that should not bring confusion by any mean. These tasks will be acceptable for every quarter.

Base on this, we hope that the Government of Malaysia will monitor the matter of Rohingya refugees in this country; whether they are fairly treated or/and equally accessed in every process which is much more important than classification.

In many occasions, they Rohingya refugees are allegedly separated with many groups and thus their representation is not welcome but the reason behind is that they are not given equal opportunities anywhere. Therefore, they are trying their level best to find ways from various platforms, showing strong solidarity on common issues likely in finding permanent solution and advocating their causes without any condition.

Besides, the Rohingya refugees in Malaysia expect advocacy facilities from the Government of Malaysia and that may work in proper way to ensure their legal status and to end their plight.

It may be mentioned here that there were 1300 registered Rohingya refugees in 2008, which was considered as largest group in Malaysia. But by the end of October 2009, about 67,800 refugees and asylum-seekers were registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia. Of them, 62,000 are refugees from Burma, comprising 28,100 Chin, 16,100 Rohingya, 3,700 Burmese Muslims, 2,900 Kachin and other ethnic minorities.

We hope that the Government will take more effective measures to speed up a process to end refugee phenomena through their resettlement to third countries and assisting the concerned refugee agency to register all undocumented asylum seekers in accordance with article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Thank you,

Yours sincerely,


Program Coordinator

ARRC, Malaysia

Tel: +6016-3094599

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  • Ko Soe Mg  On February 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Malaysia UNHCR Are great Liar, special for Rohingya community.The just inrerest for salary and international money.UNHCR Kuala Lumpur are not helful for our Rohingya community.pleas carefully to realition with UNHCR,

    Thank You.

  • facebook zynga  On March 20, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    i was starting to think i could possibly end up being the sole lady who thought about this, at the very least at present i learn i’m not ridiculous :) i’ll make it a point to check out a handful of additional articles when i get my morning caffeine in me, it is really very difficult to read without my coffee, I was unbelivably late last evening practicing facebook poker and after getting my fill with a few brewskies i finished up losing all my facebook poker chips take care :)

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