Malaysia finds ‘migrant’ mass graves near Thai border

BBC
Published on May 24,2015

Several mass graves thought to contain bodies of migrants have been found in Malaysia, authorities say.

Home Minister Zahid Hamidi was quoted by Malayia’s Star newspaper as saying the graves were found in 17 abandoned trafficking camps near the Thai border.

He did not know how many bodies had been recovered.

Several mass graves have been found in Thailand along a route used to smuggle Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar (also known as Burma).

But these would the first discovered in Malaysia.

Thailand has already launched a crackdown on the trafficking networks.

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