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COMMENT | No compassion for refugees even during Ramadhan?

Zan Azlee

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COMMENT | Looks like Malaysia is back to its racist and unhumanitarian ways. In the last few weeks, it has been discovered that our authorities have turned away a Rohingya refugee boat that arrived on our shores. Apparently there were 200 people on board and Covid-19 was the reason given for turning the boat away.

The boat has drifted out to sea and now is in Bangladeshi waters (they have since been joined by a second boat that claims to also to be going to Malaysia). The Bangladeshi government is also denying them entry even though they have been regularly opening their land borders to allow Rohingyas in the refugee camp in Kutupalong.

Reports now say that a few dozens of those on board have died due to starvation and their bodies were ...

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