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Buddhist-Yakhine men working as tappers in a rubber plantation near the town of
Alor Setar in Malaysia were brutally killed during the night of December 28.
They were severely tortured, raped, and their throats cut by a Muslim mob of at
least 15 Bengali men. Apparently the victims and the attackers all are illegal
immigrants from Burma.
killed were Khaing Thaung (38) son of Phoe Thar (F) and Oo Mhya Thein (M) of
Pauk-Taw-Pa-Laung village in Kyauk Taw township, Hla Shin Maung (21) son of
Maung Hla Yin (F) of Zay-Di-Taung village in Myauk-U township, and Than Shwe
(21) son of San Aye (F) of Zay-Di-Taung village in Myauk-U township.
fourth Yakhine Ah-Lwee-Chay (48) managed to flee from the Bengali-Muslim attackers while
they were trying to tie him down with ropes.
to Maung Than Hlaing also a worker at the Alo Setar rubber plantation, about 15
Bengali-Muslims came into their workers’ compound in the night of 28 December
and tie up 3 Yakhines and tortured them and then cut brutally their throats.
“Yesterday at about 11 in the night of December 28 about 15
Bengali Muslims – we know they are illegals from Burma and working here in
Malaysia – took three Yakhines onto the nearby hill and raped them. And later
they murdered them by cutting their throats. Today December 29, at about 9:30 we
discovered their bodies on the top of that hill. These three faced most ugly
deaths,” said Maung Than Hlaing to the Narinjara.
“Ah-Lwee kicked them off and managed to flee while he was
being tie-up with ropes. We are now hiding him in a safe place. He is the only
witness and we need him to testify once police starts asking. So far we haven’t
reported to the Malaysian authorities yet. No one here can contact the police as
everyone here is really scared,” added
Maung Than Hlaing.
Setar rubber plantation employing Buddhist-Yakhine workers is right on the Malaysian
border with Thailand and about 20 Buddhist-Yakhine workers are known to be
corpses of slain Yakhines are still on the hilltop near the rubber plantation
Corpses of Buddhist Yakhine men raped and killed by the Bengali-Muslims in Malaysia.
Three Myanmar nationals found dead, believed murdered
KUALA NERANG, Dec 30 (Bernama) -- Three Myanmar
nationals were found dead, believed to have been murdered, in the forests of
Kampung Cebar, Tanjung Piring near here, today.
Kedah Crime Investigation Department head, ACP
Zakaria Ahmad, said the three bodies were found following a report lodged by a
Myanmar national who claimed to be a friend of the victims at the Kuala Nerang
police station about 1pm today. In the report, the complainant claimed that
they were attacked by a group of between 12 and 13 men in the forest.
"However, he managed to escape," he
Zakaria said the complainant then led police to
the scene where the three bodies were recovered about an hour later.
Police believed the victims, aged between 18 and
30, were killed two days ago.
They are believed to be related and were employed
as rubber tappers at a plantation in Kampung Cebar, Tanjung Piring, about 40km
from Kuala Nerang town.
Their bodies had been sent to the Sultanah
Bahiyah Hospital for a post-mortem.
Zakaria said police had launched a manhunt for the