07 May, 2009

Visiting to Semeyih Detention Camp

Yesterday we visited to Semeyih detention camp. I think it was my ten times to there. We arrived at 2 pm but there were crowded of people. We waited until 3:30 pm to see our relatives. I saw in the notice board " Monday to Thursday 8:300 am to 4:30 pm. Actually they said when 3:30pm "today quota is full." Fortunately we could get inside of the gate. One of my friend was allowed to see two of our relatives. When my turn arrived they asked me where was my passport. I told them I haven't any passport except my UNHCR card. The guard said to me if so we could arrest you. I replied that of course you could but you should understand our severe living situation in Myanmar and Malaysia. They didn't arrest me and they didn't let me go in. Even tough I requested many times to see my closed relatives. At last I passed my some money to my foreigner friend to give to my relatives. She was allowed to see some of our brothers. One of my friend who had been waiting before we arrived had no chance to see his cousin. He complained that why some people could see their relatives and I was not allowed to see them. The guard said to him if you want to see your cousin brother please come back tomorrow morning at 8 am. When we came back we discussed about the funniest situation of refugees. Some are released at detention camps and prisons. Every day some of refugees are still arrested by RELA, police and Immigration officers too. I was so sorry for our refugee situation in Malaysia. We cannot help each other even though we want to help our people. My visiting to Semeyih detention camp was very weary and disappointed for me.

05 May, 2009

Reveived 500 RM from Denmark

It is good news that yesterday we received 500 RM cash from one of the Dai brother in Denmark. Mr.Ha Hung Thang who has resettled to Denmark came and visited Dai Community in Malaysia 2009 March. He learned that what DCM is working for,the situation of DCM and Dai refugees in Malaysia. His wife Mr.Kee Bawn is still in Malaysia as refugee and waiting for family reunification process. One of UNHCR officer said that he will help her for new UNHCR registration next year March, because of Malaysia UNHCR laws and procedures. It is the second time we received cash money from Dai brothers who lived in Europen country. The first time we received 1500 RM from Mr.Thang Ling Kee, Mr.Bu Thang and Mr.Thang Ling Bu from Norway. Thank you so much for all of your great concern and contribution to DCM.