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October 4, 2011

Forum with Malaysian refugee rights activist Angeline Loh

by refugeeactioncoalitionsydney

Why we must REJECT Gillard’s Malaysia deal

Angeline Loh works for the Malaysian human rights organisation Aliran, which has published the independent media magazine Aliran Monthly for over 30 years, surviving numerous government attempts at censorship. Loh’s writings played a critical role in exposing the horrible plight of the nearly 100,000 refugees trapped in Malaysia—and opposing the Australian government’s plan to deport 800 asylum seekers back there under the Gillard government’s “Malaysia solution”.

Her organisation continues to champion the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia, as part of Malaysia’s “Migration Working Group”, a network of Malaysian civil society groups and individuals who advocate for the protection of migrants, refugees, and stateless persons. She will speak from first hand experience about the conditions refugees en route to Australia who are stuck in Malaysia face, and the situations they have fled.

Monday 10th October 6pm @ The NSW Teachers Federation, 22-33 Mary St, Surry Hills
Hosted by Refugee Action Coalition

Angeline is also happy to meet with any union, refugee advocacy or other groups while she is in Sydney–contact us if you are keen to host a meeting. Other meetings already organised:

UNSW meeting
12pm Wednesday 12 October, Mathews Theatre D.Sponsored by the UNSW NTEU branch and the UNSW Anti-Racism Club

Sydney Uni meeting
12pm Thursday 13 October, venue tbc contact Freya on 0431942599 for details
Organised by Sydney Uni Anti-Racism collective

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