The dawn breakout – what now for the Rohingya?

Where it happened: Media personnel reporting from the Sungai Bakap temporary immigration depot in Bandar Baharu, Kedah, where the Rohingya refugees escaped from. — Bernama

THE escape of 528 Rohingya from an immigration depot in Kedah has once again trained the spotlight on how such detainees should be dealt with.

It was a breakout that had no happy ending. Six of them – two adults, three girls and an eight-year-old boy – died in their quest for freedom when they were hit by a car while dashing across the North-South Expressway.

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