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Myanmarese refugee girls play in their shared room in a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Under a deal still being negotiated, 4,000 refugees in Malaysia would be moved to Australia and 800 illegal asylum-seekers in Australia would be sent to Malaysia.

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    The teenager's eyes light up when she talks about her dream of traveling to Australia. Nyein Su Wai wants to see the "interesting animals" - koalas and kangaroos - but says she would be happiest about living without the constant fear she endures as a refugee in Malaysia.

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  • Kyaw Zin Latt, a 30-year-old who fled Myanmar for Malaysia in 2008 when soldiers burned his village, claims police and the government's volunteer security corps routinely harass refugees on the streets.

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  • Mr. Latt said he was arrested a year ago while working as a restaurant dishwasher.

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