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Malaysia: Allow Rohingya Refugees Ashore

Expand A screenshot of an exhausted Rohingya refugee receiving aid from the Bangladeshi coast guard.  ©2020 Bangladeshi Coast Guard/Facebook (Bangkok) – Malaysia’s government is risking lives by pushing back overloaded boats of Rohingya refugees, Human Rights Watch said today. The government can appropriately respond to the Covid-19 pandemic without blocking life-saving rescues of seaborne asylum seekers. Malaysia has recently pushed back to sea at least two boats filled with Rohingya refugees. On April 16, 2020, the Malaysian navy intercepted a boat with approximately 200 Rohingya refugees…

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