List of Mon refugees at detention camps in Malaysia (Collected by Mon Refugee Organization, March 28, 2007

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No 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27.

Name San Ni Layi Htaw Mon Htaw Jatka War Chan Nai Banyar Aung Kyaw Mon Chan Ah Chai Nai Hong Sar Nai Khon Chan Nai Chan Nyi Nyi Nai Mon Nai Chit Moe Nai Ming Tun Nai Tun Nai Ming Nai Sing Mon Nai Moe Ong Nai Yan Naing Nai Pard Ja Mi Cho Aye Nai Soe Myint Nai Myo Khaing Nai Ong Mon Nai Ong Janaeh Nai Chan Chan Mi Yin

Date arrested 21/07/06 14/10/06 03/07/06 28/06/06 12/02/06 28/12/06

Place of arrested

Body No. 19979 19022 18435 14716 6496 2813 10700428 10702604 6304 6308 6306 6307 6309 6310 6312 6313

The Name of camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Kajang Prison Kajang Prison Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Immigration Penang Studiun Balai KL Studiun Balai KL Studiun Balai KL Studiun Balai KL Studiun Balai KL Police Station

UNHCR No. 06/MLS/03606 06/MLS/02892 06/MLS/02882 06/MLS/01420 06/MLS/01575 06/MLS/01072 No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No

Released Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Send back to border Not et Released Released Released Released Released Released

China town

08/02/07 08/02/07 08/02/07 08/02/07 08/02/07 08/02/07 08/02/07 08/02/07 24/03/07 24/03/07 08/02/07 28/02/07 20/02/07 25/02/07 19/02/07 25/02/07 20/02/07 19/02/07

Puchong Puchong Puchong Puchong Puchong Puchong Puchong Puchong Serdang Serdang Puchong Aloster Planhthi Penang Kotaraya KLCC Kotaraya Kotaraya Kotaraya Patumouth

No No No No No No

28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44.

Nai Beni Won Nai Win Nai Ming Nai Win Nai Win Aung Nai Nay Lin Nai Thou Zaw Nai Tun Tun Oo Nai Chan Nai Sauk Da Mi Cho Nai Naing Oo Nai Moe Aung Nai Mon Nyang Nai Min Nai Sike Porn Nai Blai Mon

18/03/07 28/11/06 28/11/06 26/11/06 20/02/07 04/03/07 31/01/07 04/02/07 04/02/07 21/02/07 21/02/07 24/03/07 24/03/07 04/03/07 04/03/07 04/03/07 04/03/07

Kotaraya Kotaraya Kotaraya Kotaraya Kotaraya Kepong Setapek Kajang Kajang Sungaibuloh Sungaibuloh Serdan Serdan Kelakadah Kelakadah Kelakadah Kelakadah

No No No No No No 3740 1710 1711 0718 0719

Studiun Balai KL Studiun Balai KL Studiun Balai KL Studiun Balai KL Studiun Balai KL Kepong Balai Semenyih Camp Lenken Camp Lenken Camp Malaka Camp Malaka Camp Semenyih Camp Semenyih Camp Belantik Camp Belantik Camp Belantik Camp Belantik Camp

35406C-03280 35406C-03227 No No No No No No No No No No No 35406-C00999 35407-C01173 No No

Released Released Released Released Released Released Send back to border Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet

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MRO calls for the safety of Mon detainees in Malaysia Kaowao: April 22, 2007 Mon Refugee Organization has sent letters of concern to the international community to urge for the safety of Mon asylum seekers who have been detained by the Malaysian authorities. According to Nai Lawee Chan, leader of the MRO (MRO) based in Kuala Lumpur, forty-four Mon refugees and asylum seekers were arrested for illegal entry or lack of proper documentation during raids by local authorities and RELA (Peoples' Volunteer Corps) in February and March of 2007. They were detained in different camps, namely Kelakadah, Sedang, Patumouth, Puchong and Kotaraya. Twelve have been released and two were taken to the Thai-Malaysia border where they may be forced into illegal bondage, while thirty Mons are being kept in the detention camps. “The UNHCR office has not visited the detainees until now and may not be allowed to visit even though 10 refugees including the MRO leader Nai Mon Nyang have the UNHCR cards,” said Lawee Chan. The MRO requests the international community for urgent intervention on behalf of Mon refugees who have been arrested in Malaysia during recent months. “If these Mon people are deported to Burma, as we fear, they could face arrest and be at grave risk to their personal security. Civilians, especially in southern Mon State where Nai Mon Nyan fled from, continue to suffer various forms of oppression by the Burma Army who accuse them of supporting a Mon armed group that is active there. Human rights abuses by the Burmese Army have intensified with many villagers abandoning the area to find refuge elsewhere,” read the appeal letter of the MRO. Since human rights violations continue in southern Burma, many Mon have fled to Malaysia as illegal immigrants and live under miserable conditions. Only a handful of Mon asylum seekers have been recognized as refugees in Malaysia despite increasing numbers there. According to the latest data collects by the MRO, 5683 Mon asylum seekers have registered with the MRO and only 151 people have been able to gain an interview with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the past two years. A handful of 38 Mons hold UN recognition cards and only 11 were able to resettle to the third countries. Burmese refugees, even those with work permits or who have been recognized as refugees by the UNHCR, have been arrested and tortured by the RELA. The Malaysian NGOs have condemned the actions of RELA and called on the Malaysian government to abolish it because it reportedly commits severe human rights violations by assaulting, kicking and beating refugees and migrants with batons while conducting raids...(Word)

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