A boat carries suspected Rohingya migrants detained off the island of Langkawi in April. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AP A boat carries suspected Rohingya migrants detained off the island of Langkawi in April. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AP
A boat carries suspected Rohingya migrants detained off the island of Langkawi in April. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AP

24 Rohingya refugees feared drowned off Malaysia’s Langkawi island

  • The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said that only one of 25 Rohingya men who jumped off the boat had managed to swim ashore
  • Malaysia has been a common destination of boats arranged by traffickers who promise the refugees a better life abroad

Topic |   Rohingya Muslims
A boat carries suspected Rohingya migrants detained off the island of Langkawi in April. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AP A boat carries suspected Rohingya migrants detained off the island of Langkawi in April. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AP
A boat carries suspected Rohingya migrants detained off the island of Langkawi in April. Photo: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency via AP
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