Burma Times Correspondent: June 04, 2015
The second ship with 727 migrants have been brought to Maungdaw on Wednesday.
Sources say that almost 300 people on board including all the women and children are Rohingyas.
More than four hundred migrants who appear to be Bangladeshis have been taken by buses to another location. A source says that they might be headed towards Taimbru where another 200 Bangladeshis who were rescued earlier are being held.
The Rohingyas held in warehouses near the coast have not been given any humanitarian assistance. They are also being badly treated and little food is provided, according to local sources.
When the first ship was apprehended, the government immediately claimed all 208 people on board were Bangladeshis. The claim was later found to be false. When the second ship was intercepted on Friday, the government has taken time before making an official announcement. Foreign journalists have also been prevented access.
Burma is using these rescue missions to press their point that Bangladesh nationals are responsible for the migrant crisis.