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Not NGOs' job to pay for migrants’ detention, Suhakam chief tells minister

The role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) does not extend to covering the costs of keeping undocumented migrants in detention centres here, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) said today.

Instead, Suhakam vice-chairperson Mah Weng Kwai (above) reminded Home Affairs Minister Hamzah Zainudin that NGOs only play an advocacy role to highlight issues for the government’s attention...

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