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Rohingya migrant boat lands in Indonesia


Long way from home: Men believed to be Rohingyas sitting on the ground after arriving in East Aceh. — AFP

Long way from home: Men believed to be Rohingyas sitting on the ground after arriving in East Aceh. — AFP

BANDA ACEH: Indonesian authorities said a boat carrying 20 men believed to be Rohingya Muslims landed on the northeastern shore of Indonesia’s Sumatra island.

It is the latest in a series of boat departures from Myanmar and Bangladesh, from where Rohingya Muslims have attempted to flee to Malaysia in recent weeks, raising fears of a fresh wave of such dangerous voyages after a 2015 crackdown on people smugglers.

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