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Authorities could send Rohingya detainees back out to sea - sources

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Malaysia is considering a plan to send nearly 300 Rohingya refugees detained after arriving on a damaged boat back out to sea once the ship has been fixed, two security sources told Reuters on Thursday.

The Muslim-majority country has been a favoured destination for ethnic Rohingya fleeing persecution in Myanmar and more recently, refugee camps in Bangladesh, in search of better prospects.

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