Burma Times Correspondent: May 21, 2015
Rohingya migrants rescued from a sinking boat in Indonesia have expressed their heartfelt gratitude towards locals for saving them and treating them with kindness.
Many migrants said that after a lifetime of persecution at home and their bitter experience with traffickers, this felt like a paradise.
Rohingya women said that after a long time, their children are getting good meals, water, medical treatment and kind words from other people. They said that Indonesian women are being especially nice towards them and although they did not understand the language, they understood the kind gestures.
Some mothers are however heartbroken because their children were thrown off the ships by Bangladeshi migrants during a quarrel over food and water. The fighting killed scores on both sides and the ship was only saved by the timely intervention of local fishermen.
Meanwhile a migrant Md Rafique said Indonesians were giving him medical treatment after he sustained serious wounds after being beaten by traffickers.
Altogether Rohingya migrants said they shall never forget the kindness showered by the Indonesian people who helped them with everything.