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When two people in white protective gear entered Siddique’s three-room apartment in Kuala Lumpur on 11 May, he thought they were medical personnel. Then he noticed “POLIS” written on the backs of their uniforms. “They searched every corner, [to see] if anyone was hiding. Only then did I understand that a raid was happening,” says Siddique, a Rohingya refugee from Myanmar who has lived in Malaysia for 13 years.

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Jaw Tu Hkawng

Jaw Tu Hkawng is from Kachin State and is pursuing a law degree in Malaysia, where he has also been a volunteer teacher at a Kachin community school since 2014. As a writer and activist, he advocates for peace, human rights and education.

Jaw Tu Hkawng berasal dari Negeri Kachin dan sedang melanjutkan pelajaran dalam bidang undang-undang di Malaysia, di mana dia juga pernah menjadi guru sukarela di sebuah sekolah komuniti Kachin sejak tahun 2014. Sebagai seorang penulis dan aktivis, dia memperjuangkan keamanan, hak asasi manusia dan pendidikan.

Emily Fishbein

Emily Fishbein is a freelance journalist focusing on issues related to conflict and displacement, human rights, and social justice in Myanmar and Malaysia.

အေမလီဖိရှ်ဘီမ်း(အ်) သည် မြန်မာနိုင်ငံနှင့် မလေးရှားနိုင်ငံတို့၏ ပဋိမက္ခ၊ စစ်ဘေးရှောင်၊ လူ့အခွင့်အရေး နှင့် လူမှုရေးတရားမျှတရေးနှင့်ဆိုင်သော အကြောင်းအရာကို အဓိကထား လုပ်ဆောင်နေသော အလွှတ်တမ်းသတင်းသမားတစ်ဦးဖြစ်ပါသည်။

Emily Fishbein adalah seorang wartawan bebas yang memfokuskan pada isu-isu yang berkaitan dengan konflik dan anjakan paksa, hak asasi manusia, dan keadilan sosial di Myanmar dan Malaysia.


Benjamin is an amateur photographer in Kuala Lumpur.

Benjamin adalah jurugambar amatur di Kuala Lumpur.

Hasnoor Hussain

Hasnoor Hussain is a photojournalist based in Malaysia.