Whilst doing the dishes last night I heard Najib say to an Australian interviewer at the ongoing CHOGM in Canberra, that although Malaysia is not a signatory “we treat refugees very well!”
Many refugees from Burma take desperate measures to evade Rela raids. A 22-year-old Mon refugee crouches in the thick vegetation next to her hut. Afraid of being caught by Rela, she and close to 100 other Mon refugees live in a swamp located in an industrial district outside of Kuala Lumpur. When this photo was taken, she had been living in the swamp for six months and had not been able to find a job. (Pic by Greg Constantine)
A Rohingya vegetable trader pleads to local authority personnel for leniency during a raid in a market in Kuala Lumpur. (Pic by Rahman Roslan)
Due to the ordeal of escaping Burma and living as a refugee in Malaysia, the man in this picture fell into a depression and has subsequently committed suicide. (Pic by Halim Berbar)
In a June 2008 I put up this posting HERE.