Malaysian refugee rights advocate to attend Climate Change Social Change conference

Malaysian refugee rights campaigner Angeline Loh. Photo by Peter Boyle.

Angeline Loh/Shannan, who works with the Malaysian human rights groups ALIRAN, will been one of nearly a dozen international guest speakers at the  World At A Crossroads, the Climate Change Social Change Conference to be held at Melbourne University September 30-October 3.

Loh’s writings played a critical role in exposing the horrible plight of the nearly 100,000 refugees trapped in Malaysia – the country Australia is trying to deport 800 desperate asylum seekers to under the Gillard governments so-called “Malaysia solution”.

Some of her articles published since 2005 include: “Dailies peddling misleading half truths”; “Earth – The final frontier for human rights”; “Domestic workers – humans not commodities”; “Australia-Malaysia deal endangers asylum seekers”; “Taking cheap shots at defenceless refugees”; “Malaysia’s invisible blockade”; “War on undocumented migrants not the answer”; “Asylum seekers still face deportation threat”; “Malaysia’s migrant hell-holes”; “Abuse of Sri Lankan asylum seekers and refugees” ; and “Rela and Malaysia’s invisible war”.

The global refugee crisis — currently involving 43.7 million displaced people according to the latest UNHCR count — is expected to multiply as the climate change crisis deepens.

World At A Crossroads, the 2nd Climate Change Social Change conference, is organised by Green Left Weekly, Resistance and the Socialist Alliance and sponsored by the Office of Environmental Programs, Melbourne University. It is also co-sponsored by: Friends of the Earth (Melbourne), climateandcapitalism.com, Links International Journal for Socialist Renewal, Labour Party Pakistan (LPP), Sydney University Political Economy Society, Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM), Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM – Philippines), Australia-Asia Worker Links, Left Unity Adelaide, Adelaide Climate Emergency Action Network (CLEAN), Community Radio 3CR and Action Aid International.

Registrations are now open at TryBooking.

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