Over 320 Rohingya refugees still detained in Malaysia, says UN rep

Terence Tang

Modified 8 Jun 2016, 5:44 am

More than 320 Rohingya refugees who fled persecution in Myanmar last year remain detained in Malaysia, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative Richard Towle said today.

“In Malaysia, there were 371 Rohingya refugees, of which just under 40 of them have been resettled to the United States.

“The rest are still in jail (detention centres) in Malaysia. So there are more than 320 people, of whose images are being displayed here, who are still in detention in Malaysia,” Towle told reporters at the Odysseys photographic exhibition at Whitebox, Publika in Kuala Lumpur.

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