Wednesday, June 26, 2013

World Refugee Day 2013 Special: Malaysian Social Research Institute & Essay Readings by Refugees


The Malaysian Social Research Institute or MSRI is a non-profit organization that runs the The Sahabat Support Centre. Known as the SSC for short, they provide services to refugees from minority communities who are living in Malaysia waiting to be resettled in a third country.

This World Refugee Day, we speak to Yolanda Lopez, a programme officer with MSRI, about the work she does through the organisation, and we also find out about the essay writing classes held for refugees at a centre in Ampang Point.

Following that, we hear from OA, Aizen and Anna, all refugees living in Malaysia, who share a little about the circumstances that brought them to our shores. They each read out a short essay they wrote about their lives as a refugee.

Listen To the audio,