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Myanmar Navy seizes boat with 727 people off southern coast

Latest Update: May 29, 2015 | 237 Views
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Myanmar’s Navy seized a boat packed with 727 people off the country’s southern coast on Friday, the government said.

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The Ministry of Information described them as “Bengalis,” referring to the persecuted Rohingya minority as well as immigrants from Bangladesh.

A week ago, a similar boat was found carrying around 200 Bangladeshi migrants. More than 3,000 migrants have landed in Indonesia and Malaysia since Thailand launched a crackdown on human trafficking gangs this month.

Reuters