200 Rohingya refugees picked up in Malaysian waters

Source NST, 12 Mar

ALOR STAR: About 200 Myanmar nationals, believed to be Rohingya refugees, were forced to swim for about 1km when they entered the country through Pantai Kuala Jerlun near here this morning.

The foreigners, who had arrived at the Malacca Straits on a fishermen boat, had swam through muds before they arrived at the shore at about 7am.

The foreigners, including women and children, were picked up by some 50 enforcement personnel comprising officers from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Immigration Department and the police.

Read more: 200 Rohingya refugees picked up – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/200-rohingya-refugees-picked-up-1.233354#ixzz2NTMWU1vH

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