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Rohingya refugees say traffickers in Malaysia abuse and kill

Jan 29, 2015    

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Malaysia (Reuters) - Abul Kassim, a Rohingya asylum seeker, was snatched from his home in the northern Malaysian state of Penang on Jan. 12. The next morning, his beaten and bloodied body was found.That day, police moved on the 40-year-old's alleged killers. Raiding a house in the neighbouring state of Kedah, they rescued 17 Rohingya migrants being held against their will, according to a statement by Penang police.Eight alleged traffickers from Malaysia, Myanmar and Bangladesh were arrested.The murder of Abul Kassim casts rare light on what Rohingya activists say is widespread ...

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