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Rohingya refugee boat turned back on Monday, says MMEA chief

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A boat carrying hundreds of Rohingya made several attempts to enter Malaysia's waters on Monday but turned back after spotting patrol vessels, said Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) director-general Admiral Zubil Mat Som.

According to a report by AFP, Zubil (photo, above) said that the boat was believed to have been at sea for three to four months and tried several times to enter the country’s waters before giving up.

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