The Muslim minority Rohingya are persecuted in Myanmar and many risk their lives trying to escape in rickety boats. Photo: AFP
The Muslim minority Rohingya are persecuted in Myanmar and many risk their lives trying to escape in rickety boats. Photo: AFP
Myanmar

Vietnam vessel rescues 154 Rohingya from sinking boat, transfers to Myanmar navy

  • The boat sank an hour after those aboard were handed over to Myanmar’s navy – it was not immediately clear what would happen to them
  • The Rohingya have been persecuted in Myanmar for years and many risk their lives trying to reach Malaysia and Indonesia in rickety boats

The Muslim minority Rohingya are persecuted in Myanmar and many risk their lives trying to escape in rickety boats. Photo: AFP
The Muslim minority Rohingya are persecuted in Myanmar and many risk their lives trying to escape in rickety boats. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE