Burma Times Correspondent: May 26, 2015
Burmese navy pushed back a boat full of migrants from Anguna on Saturday, alleges families of victims.
Most of the passengers on board were Rohingya Muslims. There were also traffickers on board, according to the father of a victim.
The man who is currently in Merulla now for negotiations with traffickers says his 11 year son along with his friend was kidnapped from Ang Dhang. Negotiations were on going as traffickers said his son would be freed once the boat landed in Burma.
However on Saturday, it was learnt that Burmese navy had boarded the boat, given some supplies to traffickers including fuel and asked them to go back towards Thailand.
The boat was returning to Burma as a crackdown by authorities in that country has made it almost impossible to land.
Burma does not want the Rohingya Muslims to come back. Many migrants have been forced since the 2012 riots by security forces to board with human traffickers. Authorities are also complicit in the human trafficking trade.