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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

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

Hasan Al-Akraa

Malaysia  
Asylum Access Malaysia
Joined September 2021
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Education, Gender-based violence, Health, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Policy Advocacy, Right to Information, Women's Rights
My name is Hasan, I'm 21 years old from Syria. I have been living in Malaysia for the past 10 years as a refugee with my family. I currently work as a Community Advocate with Asylum Access Malaysia and I'm on my final year of studies taking BA in Education.

Hnin Hnin

Malaysia  
Asylum Access Malaysia
Joined September 2021
Interests: Right to Information
I work with Community Outreach team at Asylum Access Malaysia. My main responsibility is to oversee the Community Focal Points program of AAM.

Hui Ying Tham

Malaysia  
Asylum Access Malaysia
Joined April 2021
Interests: Other, Policy Advocacy
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.

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