Malaysia islamic authority and villagers stand near coffins, which contain the remains of Rohingya migrants in a grave for burial after a funeral ceremony on June 22, 2015 in Malaysia’s North-South Pokok Sena province.
Five police trucks were used to transport the bodies to the cemetery, located about 30 minutes from Alor Setar, accompanied with a motorcycle escort.
The burial began at 9.30am and was attended by residents of Kampung Tualang and other nearby villages.
The cemetery compound was heavily guarded by the police.
The bodies were buried after their autopsy was completed by Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah (HSB).
Yesterday, Kedah Menteri Besar Mukhriz Mahathir said the remaining 85 bodies in Wang Kelian will also be buried in the Kampung Tualang cemetery in stages, after their autopsies were done.
According to him, the burial rites of the victims were conducted by the Kedah Islamic Religious Council (Maik), while the costs were borne entirely by the National Security Council (MKN).
The menteri besar is scheduled to attend a tahlil ceremony right after the burial is completed today.
Also seen at the cemetery today were Pokok Sena MP Mahfuz Omar, as well as officials from Maik, MKN Kedah, HSB, and the Kedah branch of Rohingya Society In Malaysia (RSM).
Authority and village workers places coffins in the grave, which contain the remains of Rohingya migrants, into a grave for burial after a funeral ceremony at a graveyard today.
Malaysia’s police authorities have found 28 camps and 139 graves of suspected ethnic Rohingya migrants, just 100 metres from another mass grave site discovered earlier in May.
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