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Almost 500 Rohingya rescued off Indonesia: officials

Migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh wait at a shelter in Matang Raya village, Baktya, in northern Aceh, on May 10, 2015Rescuers on Sunday brought ashore 469 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh after their wooden boat arrived off Aceh in northwest Indonesia, an official said. “We received a report from fishermen this morning that there were boat people stranded in the waters off north Aceh,” Aceh provincial search and rescue chief Budiawan told AFP. “We despatched teams there and evacuated 469 migrants who are Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshis. He said the group would be taken to a detention centre in north Aceh district, where police and immigration officials would carry out “further processing” which would include investigating their motives.

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