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167 Migrant Workers in Malaysia Return to Burma

17 June 2013

In the wake of attacks on Burmese migrants in Malaysia, 167 Burmese nationals returned to Burma from Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Eleven News reported. The returning workers said they had left Malaysia in fear after several of their countrymen—reports on the number have ranged from three to six—were killed in the neighboring Southeast Asian nation, with the violence being linked to recent unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma. For some among the 167, their return was aided by the government and Burmese airlines that last week offered reduced airfares for those seeking to return to Burma.