Malaysia to push back Rohingya unless boats are sinking: Report

(From AP)

A crisis involving boatloads of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea deepened Tuesday as Malaysia said it would turn away any more of the vessels unless they were sinking.

The waters around Malaysia’s Langkawi island — where several crowded, wooden vessels have landed in recent days carrying more than 1,000 men, women and children — would be patrolled 24 hours a day by eight ships, said Tan Kok Kwee, first admiral of Malaysia’s maritime enforcement agency. Read more

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