12 June 2018
Security forces found a boat broke apart and 104 people stranded at a sea shore in Yathedaung Township on Monday and transported them to the Nga Khu Ya Reception Centre.
Acting on information, the security forces inspected the seashore between Agnumaw and Donpike villages in Yathedaung Township, Rakhine State, yesterday morning and found 104 people including 44 men and 60 women and a broken motorized boat which is 40 ft long and 20 ft wide and 6 ft in depth.
All Islamic people were transported in four vehicles to Ngakhuya Reception Centre in the evening to receive scrutinization by officials of the Immigration and National Registration Department.
On 21 May 2015, 228 boat people including 208 from Bangladesh were found in sea near the Thinbawgwe Village in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State. The Bangladesh people were provided with aid and were systematically handed over to their country.
Similarly, on 29 May, 2015, a total of 734 boat people from Bangladesh were found in sea south east of Pyapon, Ayeyawady Region, and they were provided with humanitarian aid and handed over to Bangladesh.