Thursday, February 21, 2013

Eleven more Rohingya refugees arrested

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 19 – 
The police today hauled up 11 more Rohingya refugees at the Teluk Bahang National Park here, bringing the total to 113 since they entered the state illegally two days ago.
They were among 140 Rohingya refugees, who allegedly landed at the Teluk Kampi Beach at Teluk Bahang National Park and the Pantai Acheh Forest Reserve, Balik Pulau, under the cover of darkness.
South-western deputy police chief DSP Lai Fah Hin said the 11 refugees aged between three and 40, who were exhausted and hungry, were held at 1pm today.
“They will be handed over to the Immigration Department,” he said when contacted.
Meanwhile, the Teluk Bahang National Park has been closed until the remaining 27 refugees are found, he added.
The police nabbed 102 of the refugees soon after they landed at the beaches and headed for the forests.
They were said to have arrived in a boat. – Bernama

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