Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia

Multiple mass graves and suspected human trafficking camps have been discovered along Malaysia’s border with Thailand, authorities have said.

It is feared that the graves could contain the remains of dozens of Bangladeshi and Burmese Rohingya migrants at the centre of a human trafficking crisis.

South-east Asian governments have been scrambling to deal with the thousands of migrants left adrift by smugglers in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea in recent weeks. More than 3,000 migrants have swum ashore or been rescued off Malaysia and Indonesia this month.

Malaysian newspaper reports said about 100 bodies had been discovered at camps in the far north of the country used by gangs to hold refugees and migrants against their will.

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