Fri 30 Jan 2009
Filed under: News,Regional
Indonesia will send 193 Roohingyas refugees to their home country Myanmar after their boat stranded on a small island off Aceh province early this month, foreign ministry said here Friday.
Spokesman of the Ministry Teuku Faizasyah said that the ministry had concluded the investigation of the purpose of the boat people since the beginning of their stranding and now it was strengthened by more information gathered by a team from the ministry who were visiting the refugees in Aceh along with the International Organization of Migrant (IOM) at the recent days.
“The result of the collecting information since the beginning until today is very strong that their motives are for economy,” he told Xinhua over phone.
“So, we will deport them,” Faizasyah stressed.
However, the time for deportation had not determined yet, he said.
The Rohingyas are Muslims minority from Myanmar.
Indonesian authorities have sent the stranded refugees to Sabang naval base in Sabang town of Aceh province.