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Michael Kilgariff B Theol Dip Ed from Australia :

The New Straits Times reports the following:

Twenty children were among the 56 Rohingya refugees travelling in a boat intercepted by the Malaysian authorities near the Langkawi waters this morning.
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Northern Region Maritime director, First Admiral Maritime Rozali Mohd Said said 19 of the children were girls and eight boys, while the rest of the refugees comprised 17 women and 19 men.
He said the boat was intercepted about 0.1 nautical miles off Pulau Nyior Setali near Pulau Tuba, Langkawi by MMEA, the Royal Malaysian Navy and Marine Police assets about 9.30am today.
He confirmed that the boat has been identified as the one reported traveling from Thailand two days ago.

Good news that Malaysia takes care of these refugees.

The report is incredulous concerning travel from Thailand.

The navigation from Thailand south via and through the Straits of Melaka avoiding Singapore and Sumatra and arriving offshore of the estuary of Alor Setar would challenge the best navigator.

Two days the journey from Thai waters to northern West Malaysia is a navigational feat.



Apr 03, 2018 07:09 AM

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