1,600 Rohingyas, others land in Indonesia, Malaysia
Updated: 2015-05-12 07:42
By Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia(chinadaily.com.cn)
Migrants believed to be Rohingyas eat breakfast on Monday inside a shelter in Lhoksukon in Indonesia's Aceh province. [Photo/Agencies]
Langkawi island deputy police chief Jamil Ahmed said that the group picked up Sunday comprised 865 men, 101 women and 52 children. Police found a big wooden boat trapped in the sand in shallow waters at a beach in Langkawi, capable of holding 350 people, he said. This meant there were at least two other boats but they have not been located yet, he said.