Monday, January 28, 2013

8 Burmese charged with trafficking in Malaysia

Monday, 28 January 2013 15:59 Mizzima News

Eight Burmese nationals have been charged at a court in Kuala Lumpur with trafficking 474 people from Burma to Malaysia, said a report in the News Straits Times on Sunday.

The 474, all of whom are thought to be Rohingyas, had no valid travel documents and were brought into the country at the island of Langkawi in the Andaman Sea on December 30.

The victims are believed to have been shipped in to work as laborers in Malaysia, said the report.

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