Briefing paper for Members of Parliament. The Migration Working Group (MWG)
18 May 2015.
The purpose of the briefing note is to demonstrate how Malaysia must respond to the on- going regional humanitarian crisis of boats currently adrift at sea, as well as new boat arrivals, in compliance with Malaysia’s international obligations and national legal framework. The issue is complex, and requires a multi-dimensional approach with cooperation of numerous regional stakeholders. In light of the current situation, we set out recommendations for a humane local and regional response.