Oppose any attempt to bring Rohingya refugees into Sarawak

Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin Jawong

KUCHING: Sarawak government will oppose at all cost by anyone who wants to house Rohingya refugees in
the state.

Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin Jawong said Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are not welcome in Sarawak.

“We will strongly oppose to it. We cannot accept them in,” Manyin, who is Tebedu assemblyman, said after the launch of Sarawak’s State Legislative Assembly Logo.

He was asked to comment on social media postings claiming that Rohingya refugees would be sent to Serian district.

The stateless Rohingya who hail from the northern Rakhine state in Myanmar have been described as among the most persecuted communities worldwide.

The Myanmar government has repeatedly denied allegations it is practicing “ethnic cleansing” amid outbreaks of violence in the area.