Cages, Watch Tower and 37 Graves: Inside an Abandoned Migrant Camp in Malaysia

Deep in the jungles of northern Malaysia, a forensic team wearing masks chipped away at the brown soil before spotting an object wrapped in white cotton shrouds normally used in Muslim burial rites.
They dug deeper with shovels and found a body. Police had begun examining the site after finding a human jawbone with teeth hanging off nearby. Officials expect many more bodies to be unearthed.
It is the latest shocking development in Asia’s migrant crisis, which has exposed the plights of Rohingya Muslims from Burma who say they are fleeing persecution and of Bangladeshis escaping poverty, brought by boat to the dense forests of southern Thailand and northern Malaysia by people smugglers.



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