20 Jul '17, 11pm

Rohingya still being smuggled into Malaysia despite ongoing crackdown

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the ongoing crackdown against human trafficking in Thailand, the people smuggling network is still very much alive. Scores from Rohingya from north west of Myanmar were still being smuggled into the Malaysia each month, seeking better lives for themselves and their families back home. Thirteen-year-old Mohammad Kibas was one of them who survived the gruelling journey by road from Sittwe to Kuala Lumpur that took almost three months. Thirteen-year-old Mohammad Kibas doing his chores at shelter home Humanitarian Aid Selangor. Being the eldest son in his family, his parents were worried that he might be targeted by the military crackdown last February, so they sold their land outside Sittwe and paid a local agent three million kyats (US$2,000) to bring him to Malaysia. Mohd Kibas set off late February along with eight others, including a girl. Advertisem...

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