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THAILAND, MYANMAR AND CAMBODIA: MIGRANTS STRUGGLE TO RETURN ACROSS CLOSED THAI BORDER

Businesses have reopened and begun hiring after the government eased lockdown measures, but migrant workers who returned home and waited for the Covid-19 outbreak to clear are now finding themselves on the outside looking in, unable to re-enter Thailand. The … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Authorities Arrest Bangladeshi migrant who criticised Malaysian government on TV

Malaysian authorities say they have arrested a Bangladeshi man who criticised on television the country’s treatment of undocumented migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 25-year-old will now be deported. In a documentary on Al Jazeera, Rayhan Kabir said the government discriminated against … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Rohingya face ‘cruel’ caning sentence in Malaysia as hostility to refugees grow

Survivors of dangerous sea journey convicted amid a rise in hate speech and mass detentions in centres rife with Covid-19.  A group of 31 Rohingya men who disembarked from a boat in April have since been convicted under the Immigration … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: Rohingya face ‘cruel’ caning sentence in Malaysia as hostility to refugees grows

A group of Rohingya refugees who survived a treacherous journey at sea now face caning and seven months in jail after they were convicted under the immigration act in Malaysia, where activists have warned of an alarming rise in xenophobia … Continue reading

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The Australian Government’s cruel treatment of Ramsiyar Sabanayagam

Featured- Australia: Ramsiyar Sabanayagam, has already experienced unbelievable suffering in his life, furthered now by the Australian government’s COVID-19 detention measures. After enduring six and half years of detention on Manus Island, Ramsiyar has again been locked up upon arriving … Continue reading

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Liverpool Mayor adds voice to No Child Left Behind campaign

Australia: Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller has called on the Federal Government to make sure every child in Australia is protected from the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic – including asylum seekers and refugees on temporary visas. Refugee … Continue reading

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The Briefing: Australia as a Safe Haven For Hong Kong?

Australia:  Australia has been accused of finding some refugees more equal than others, after suggesting resettlement opportunities to Hong Kong Nationals in response to China’s new security laws, but only for skilled workers. Tensions have already been mounting with China, … Continue reading

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Australian State Labor Government’s Police Arrest Refugee Protesters

Australia: Under the behest of the Labor government in Queensland, police arrested 37 refugee rights demonstrators in Brisbane last weekend, in the latest use of the COVID-19 pandemic to attack the right to free speech and protest. Source: World Socialist … Continue reading

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Searches, Seizures and Sanctions in Australia’s Immigration Detention Camps

Australia: A disturbing and distressing new development has occurred in the Commonwealth’s policies with respect to immigration detention. Pursuant to an amendment to the Migration Act (Cth), non-citizens who have committed criminal offences in Australia are now subject, under s.501, … Continue reading

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Korea: ‘Seven years on, refugee protection in S. Korea in retreat’

Nkuka Lulendo and his family stepped on South Korean soil after a long, grueling 10 months of being trapped inside Incheon International Airport’s transit zone in October last year. But it was only the beginning of their journey to win … Continue reading

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