New York Times: More Than 1,000 Refugees Land on Malaysian Resort Island

BANGKOK — More than 1,000 refugees, including many women and children, came ashore in Malaysia early on Monday in what appears to be a sign of an accelerated exodus from western Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The landing of 1,051 people near a hotel beach on the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi on Monday came after 582 arrived Sunday on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

The Malaysian and Indonesian authorities say the refugees are a mix of Bangladeshis and ethnic Rohingya, a persecuted and stateless Muslim ethnic minority that inhabits western Myanmar and eastern Bangladesh.

More News On Rohingya Muslims Fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh

2,000 Migrants Rescued off Indonesia, Malaysia Coasts -- VOA
Indonesian navy says it sent a boat of Rohingya to Malaysia -- AP
Hundreds of refugees arrive in Malaysia and Indonesia after Thai crackdown -- Reuters
1600 Rohingya, Bangladeshi migrants rescued, thousands stranded at sea -- FOX News/AP
Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees rescued from boats off Indonesia -- CNN
Indonesia struggles as migrants arrive by the hundreds -- AFP
Photos: Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees wash up in Malaysia, Indonesia -- Al Jazeera

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