Burma Times Correspondent: May 11, 2015
Malaysian police have detained more than a thousand migrants as they washed ashore the tourist island of Langkawi.
The 1,018 migrants, most of them Rohingya Muslim community, landed in Langkawi late on Sunday night.
Police say they got information from local fishermen that some boats were heading ashore.
Media personal say the migrants looked sick with hunger and thirst.
Since Thailand launched a crackdown against traffickers, many boats carrying migrants have been unable to land on the shores. As a result they are floating in the high seas without food and water.