A Rite of Passage

By Seth Akmal

November 2016 PHOTO ESSAY
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The Rohingya, an ethnic group that is predominantly Muslim, originate from the Rakhine state in Myanmar where they are being violently persecuted in what has been deemed an ethnic cleansing. These circumstances have led thousands of stateless Rohingya to flee to neighbouring countries on small, overcrowded boats – often with many casualties.Malaysia is one of the countries that accepts Rohingya refugees; however, most of them do not have proper documentation or even legitimate status as a refugees. Several NGOs have...

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