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Bangladesh: Rohingya attempting boat trip to Malaysia arrested

Refugees: Rohingya children attend an open air school in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (Reuters)

By: Rithika Siddhartha

BANGLADESH has arrested more than a dozen people from Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority and two men accused of trying to smuggle them illegally into Malaysia by boat, police said yesterday (10). The two Bangladeshis were charged with people smuggling offences after arranging the trip to Malaysia, the first time in two years would-be migrants have attempted to journey there by boat, said Teknaf police chief Mainuddin Khan. “Acting on a tip-off, we arrested 19 Myanmar nationals from a house in Teknaf on Tuesday as they gathered there for a boat trip to Malaysia,” Khan said. “They said they paid Taka…

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