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Burma: Asylum

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Malaysia on the provision of improved protection to Burmese asylum seekers in Malaysia by registering such applicants for asylum. (193484)

Our high commission in Kuala Lumpur keeps in close contact with the local office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees on issues relating to the circumstances of Burmese refugees in Malaysia.

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Malaysia has confirmed it registers Burmese asylum applicants while their applications are being considered.