Mass migrant grave found in Malaysia

Nearly 100 bodies of suspected Arakan (Rohingya) migrants reportedly found, after similar finds across border in Thailand.

Mass migrant grave found in Malaysia

World Bulletin / News Desk 

A mass grave thought to hold the remains of nearly 100 migrants has been found in a northern Malaysian state, following the discovery of dozens of bodies in trafficking camps on the Thai side of the border, local media reported Saturday.

The Star Daily cited unnamed sources as saying police forensic vehicles were observed returning from the border town of Padang Besar as commando and forensic teams came to the site believed to contain Muslim Arakan victims late Friday.

“So far, no details are available as it is believed police are in the middle of conducting the operation,” a source was quoted as saying.

While the exact location of the grave had not been confirmed, he added that the area “has been cordoned off and it is located at a hilly site.”

According to sources, Police Inspector-General Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar is expected to hold a press conference Monday.

Earlier this month, the bodies of more than 30 migrants were discovered in southern Thailand, prompting a crackdown that led to smugglers fleeing and boatloads of the migrants then turning up on Thai, Indonesian and Malaysian shores, while many more remained at sea.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Mayıs 2015, 09:44