Tamil refugees facing harassment in Malaysia

Subscribe to Oneindia News

Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 25 (ANI): After fleeing the shores of their war-torn country, Sri Lankan Tamil refugees here in Malaysia are facing harassment at the hands of the police and RELA (paramilitary) officers.

The Star Online quoted Tamil refugees, as saying that Myanmar refugees are treated differently from their Sri Lankans counterparts.

They are also finding it hard to get jobs in Malaysia.

Tamil Forum Malaysia, a non-governmental organisation, is currently pushing for temporary work permits for the adults and building a school for the children.

There are about 4,000 Sri Lankan refugees in Malaysia as a result of the island state's 20-year civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). (ANI)

Please Wait while comments are loading...