Myanmar deported the first batch of about 150 boat people on Monday to neighbouring Bangladesh according to an article by RFA on 9 June.
About 150 out of the roughly 200 migrants found adrift off Myanmar’s coast last month were handed over to officials in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, a representative from western Myanmar’s Rakhine state government said.
“They crossed the border bridge to go into Bangladesh, and they will be taken to their places by car,” said HlaThein, a representative of the Rakhine state government. “The rest of the 50 boat people are still under investigation.”
The remaining 50 from the first group and more than 700 others found a week later are still in camps in Rakhine state, which borders Bangladesh, waiting for officials to complete identity verifications.