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Malaysian Waters: Neighbouring Bangladesh and Malaysian Waters

malaysian waters: Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin, said the boat was intercepted after it entered Malaysian waters and was moored off the northern resort island of Langkawi, according to Metro News. The boat had stopped temporarily Sunday in southern Thailand, where it underwent repairs and was resupplied with fuel and food before being sent on its way to Malaysia, as its passengers reportedly desired. The navy chief, Adm. About 700,000 Rohingya have fled western Myanmar's Rakhine state to neighbouring Bangladesh in the past seven months to escape a brutal counterinsurgency campaign by Myanmar's army. The navy chief said that all of the boat's passengers were safe but tired and hungry, and were given food and water. Rohingya, treated as undesirables in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, used to flee by sea by the thousands each year until security in Myanmar was tightened after an upsurge of refugees in 2015 caused regional concern. ( As reported in the news.