Malaysia takes in Burmese shipwreck survivors turned away by Singapore government

Radio Australia, 19 Dec 2012
Malaysia has accepted 40 shipwreck survivors from Burma who were in limbo for several days after being denied entry to Singapore.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says the 40 men are believed to be minority Muslim Rohingya refugees from Rakhine state.
The survivors were rescued on December 5 by a Vietnamese cargo ship after their vessel sank in Burmese waters, reportedly drowning 160 others.
Last week, Singaporean authorities denied the ship entry to its harbour, saying those rescued did not appear to be "persons eligible to enter Singapore". Full story

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