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In Malaysia, Refugee Arrivals From Burma Strain Resourcesi
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November 27, 2013 5:01 PM
Malaysia is home to an estimated 30,000 Muslim refugees from Burma. Most are from the Rohingya ethnic group, which the United Nations has described as the world’s most persecuted minority. But an influx of new Muslim refugees fleeing bloodshed in Burma’s Rakhine state is adding even more strain on this community and its limited resources. Mahi Ramakrishnan reports from Kuala Lumpur.

In Malaysia, Refugee Arrivals From Burma Strain Resources

Published November 27, 2013

Malaysia is home to an estimated 30,000 Muslim refugees from Burma. Most are from the Rohingya ethnic group, which the United Nations has described as the world’s most persecuted minority. But an influx of new Muslim refugees fleeing bloodshed in Burma’s Rakhine state is adding even more strain on this community and its limited resources. Mahi Ramakrishnan reports from Kuala Lumpur.


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