About 200 Burmese Rohingya on boat

Occurred in Myanmar on June 5, 2015 at noon
Reported by Drew Boyd via Internet on June 6, 2015 at noon
Also heard by 1 other(s)
# boat # Rohingya # Sittwe # Irrawaddy

This report is Confirmed true and is of Medium Priority. Here is why -
Government has officially confirmed that there are 200 Burmese Rohingyas among the boat-people. Irrawaddy division’s immigration officer U Khin Soe confirmed on 5th June 2015 that among the 700 boat people which have been arrested near Phya Pone Township, Irrawaddy Delta area, 200 of them are from Burma. The confirmation came out after an inspection with Sittwe based Bangladesh council that found among the 733 boat people 546 are Bangladeshis and 187 are from Burma. The Burmese government also confirmed that there are 8 Burmese Rohingyas among the 208 boat-people that were arrested on 21st May 2015.
Resolution added by - Drew Boyd
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