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Surge of Rohingya Flee Myanmar for Uncertain Future in Malaysia

The United Nations has called the Rohingya Muslims one of the world’s most persecuted minority groups. Fleeing persecution in Myanmar, the Rohingya see Malaysia, a Muslim country, as a potential safe haven.  But Malaysia has not signed the U.N. convention on refugees, so the Rohingya find they cannot work legally, or send their children to school — not even those who were born here. Activists estimate at least 18,000 have arrived in recent months.  Most feel they had no...

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