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Asylum Access Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Joined April 2021

Asylum Access Malaysia is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our mission is to make human rights a reality for refugees in Malaysia through community legal empowerment and policy change.

Presence in: Malaysia
Focus: Labor & Employment, Other, Policy Advocacy & Governance

Asylum Access Malaysia (AAM) is a locally registered NGO pushing for a Malaysia in which all refugees can feel safe and rebuild their lives. We are part of a family of organizations seeking to make human rights a reality for refugees globally  and  adopt a  human right approach to refugee response.

Since launching we have been at the forefront of the provision of individualised legal services and community legal empowerment programming to refugees in Malaysia. Our advocacy is focused on systemic change and we work with different stakeholders through coalitions and direct engagement,  to advocate for changes to Malaysian law that will restore the safety and dignity of refugees in the country – Ultimately the goal is for a  legal framework that is responsive to refugee voices. Some thematic issues we are advocating for include work rights for refugees and ending immigration detention of children.

People Associated With This Organization

Hui Ying Tham

Asylum Access Malaysia
Joined April 2021
Interests: Other, Policy Advocacy & Governance
I am a human rights practitioner with over 9 years of experience in legal and rights-based advocacy. I am currently Executive Director of Asylum Access Malaysia, a Malaysian refugee rights organisation that aims towards making human rights a reality for refugees in Malaysia through a combination of policy advocacy, legal services and community legal empowerment. As Executive Director, I oversee the organisational pursuit of impact and am directly responsible for promoting systemic change through advocacy to ensure all refugees in Malaysia are able to live safely, move freely, work fairly and rebuild their lives. I am looking to gain more insight to better articulate the connection between our legal empowerment work with systemic change.
Hui Ying Tham is the network champion (main point of contact) for Asylum Access Malaysia.

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