Rohingya fleeing violence won’t be turned away, says Immigration D-G

Source: The Malaysian Insight 

THE Immigration Department said today it will not turn away Rohingya fleeing the mass killings in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

However, Director-General Mustafar Ali said, this did not mean illegal immigrants were off the hook, as the department would continue its crackdown on them.

“If they come to the country to avoid being killed, of course we will ensure that they are allowed in. No, we will not detain them. Read more

Sarawak will profile rapists, victims of incest before pushing castration proposal

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUCHING, Sept 11 — The Sarawak Social Development Council (SDC) will profile the perpetrators and victims of incest before discussing further a proposal to castrate the perpetrators as a form of additional punishment, state Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said today.

She said the council, under her ministry, is expected to complete profiling of the perpetrators and victims by November this year.

Fatimah said the police, medical department, welfare department and women and family council are among agencies helping SDC to do the profiling.

“After we have completed the profiling, we will discuss the castrate proposal in-depth in our lab later,” she told reporters after chairing the Women and Family Council meeting here. Read more

Court allows three Malaysia-born boys to continue final citizenship bid

Source: The Malay Mail Online

The Palace of Justice in Putrajaya – File pix

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 11 — Three Malaysia-born children were today allowed to pursue their final bid to be recognised as citizens instead of continuing their lives as stateless persons.

The Federal Court granted leave for the three boys to proceed with their appeal against the Court of Appeal’s previous rulings to uphold the government’s decisions to deny them citizenship.

Justice Tan Sri Hasan Lah, who led the Federal Court panel today, had earlier noted that there was a Court of Appeal ruling which was different from the decision in the three cases today.

“Because there are conflicting decisions in the lower court on this issue, settle it once and for all,” he said during the hearing for leave to appeal. Read more