I will go on writing about the same issue - UNHCR refugees in Malaysia. We have been battered all around for being the nice guys, all because of bad reporting and badmouthing by some 'double agents', including few Malaysians who play chummy to the international organisations and foreign governments.
Please bear in mind that we have yet to ratify the UN Refugee Convention but we play host to so many refugees.
We even signed a swap deal with Australia with the intention to help those refugees but here they go again, labeling Malaysia as the most dangerous country (here) for refugees. Why in the first place we signed up with them?
If we are not a signatory to the Convention, can can always chase them from our territory or flush them out. But we have been too kind enough. I think we should review out stand on this. Rather than being diplomatically-abused over the matter, we should from now on refrain from opening our doors to them.
As a non-signatory, we have every rights to say NO to them.
Nonetheless, the government should also inspect the living atmosphere of the refugees in the country. As long as they are here, it is our responsibility to ensure their welfare is being taken care off. Otherwise, the whole world will never stop pointing fingers (esp their middle fingers) towards us.
Please investigate the allegations that the refugees are living in a very poor condition, with not enough food to eat, no clean water.... and that some of them had to become thieves to survive. This is humiliating.
So, if we really want to help them, give them some assurance that they will get proper treatments to suffice their living here until another country agrees to accept them.
Our PM and the respective ministers rarely spoke about the refugees. I don't think members of the Press have visited the refugee camps, one of which is near the KLIA. Or they didnt find issues pertaining to refugees a burning point to write of...
We cannot depend much on the UNHCR. They are only tasked to find faults in countries like us, rag our goodwill and tarnish our image. We can always question how many times in a year that their officials visited the refugees camps.
And if we don't care about them, leave them to rot!