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Will the Malaysian church ignore the pope's message about impoverished migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers?

For the displaced, laughter is a luxury

A file image of illegal Bangladeshi migrant Jahangir Hussain who looks out of a police van at the police headquarters in Langkawi on May 11, 2015 after landing on Malaysian shores earlier that day. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP)

ucanews.com reporter, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

June 16, 2017

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One of the greatest tragedies affecting our world today is that millions of people are forced to flee from poverty and violence in their own countries.

Malaysia is one of several richer nations hosting vast numbers of displaced people, including impoverished migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers.

The beautiful Southeast Asian nation is steeped in migrant history with a diverse, multi-ethnic and multi-religious population. However, a toxic, anti-foreigner atmosphere has developed in recent years.

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