1,600 Rohingyas, others land in Indonesia, Malaysia
Updated: 2015-05-12 07:42
By Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia(chinadaily.com.cn)
An Indonesia policeman distributes used clothes to migrants believed to be Rohingya inside a shelter in Lhoksukon, Indonesia's Aceh Province May 11, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]
When the four ships neared Indonesia's shores early on Sunday, some passengers jumped into the water and swam, said Steve Hamilton, of the International Organization for Migration in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital.
They have been taken to a sports stadium in Lhoksukon, the capital of North Aceh District, to be cared for and questioned, said Lieutenant Colonel Achmadi, chief of police in the area, who uses only one name.