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Job-Seeking Bangladeshis Risk Lives to Find Work

Of the roughly 3,000 boat people who have landed in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia in recent weeks, about half are ethnic Rohingya who are fleeing persecution in Myanmar.  The rest are mainly Bangladeshi men whose quest to provide for their families has led them to embark on the dangerous sea journey. “A huge number of men from Bangladesh are taking the boats with a hope to reach Malaysia for jobs there. In our boat the Bangladeshis outnumbered the people from Myanmar. Among 160 or...

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