In Malaysia we suffered under corrupt police forces and had to regularly pay bribes to them
Kobinath tells us. He described the situation there as very bad.
He then left for Indonesia by boat, alongside some friends. The police arrested them upon arrival and they spent three years in prison.
Kobinath learnt about the possibility of admission to Germany already in Malaysia. He had talked to UNHCR there and had a registration card, however nothing happened for a Long time. In Indonesia, other persons came to the prison and conducted interviews with us. Then the waiting began. In total, 60 people got picked up from the prison with me.
Kobinath came to Germany with five friends he met in Indonesia.
It was a long journey
says Kobinath about the admission procedure. From Indonesia we went to Singapur, then to Turkey and then to Hannover. The first two weeks in Germany him and his friends spent in the initial reception centre Friedland. In November 2014, he learnt that he will be moving to Munich.
Kobinath says he is doing well in Munich. His spouse could join him in the meantime via the family reunification programme.
I am happy that I can work and that we are expecting our first child soon
Kobinath tells about his life in Germany.
According to Kobinath, the admission procedure was okay. The support in Munich has helped him and his friends a lot. Until this day, he is in contact with Save Me München. They also supported him during the family reunification process for his wife.