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Malaysian Navy beefs up sea patrolling amidst arrival of Boat people

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 A member of the Malaysian navy patrols the area near Langkawi island, Malaysia, 15 May 2015. Malaysia's Maritime Enforcement Agency beefed up its patrols on its waters to prevent migrants from entering the country, after more than 1,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people landed in the northern island of Langkawi earlier in the week. Thousands of Rohingya, a stateless minority in predominately Buddhist Myanmar, travel through Thailand each month to reach Muslim-majority Malaysia or Indonesia.  Kuala Lumpur, May 16 – Pictures show members of the Malaysian navy patrolling yesterday, the area near Langkawi island, Malaysia.

Malaysia’s Maritime Enforcement Agency beefed up its patrols on its waters to prevent migrants from entering the country, after more than 1,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people landed in the northern island of Langkawi earlier in the week.

Thousands of Rohingya, a stateless minority in predominately Buddhist Myanmar, travel through Thailand each month to reach Muslim-majority Malaysia or Indonesia.

A member of the Malaysian navy patrols the area near Langkawi island, Malaysia, 15 May 2015. Malaysia's Maritime Enforcement Agency beefed up its patrols on its waters to prevent migrants from entering the country, after more than 1,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people landed in the northern island of Langkawi earlier in the week. Thousands of Rohingya, a stateless minority in predominately Buddhist Myanmar, travel through Thailand each month to reach Muslim-majority Malaysia or Indonesia.

 

Photos: EPA

 

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