34 remains brought down from Malaysia death camps in two days

34 remains brought down from Malaysia death camps in two days
The view of the jungle trail which will lead to the mass grave about one and half hours of hiking to Gunung Perlis at Wang Kelian not far from the Perlis State Park in Wang Kelian, Perlis yesterday.

WANG KELIAN - Twenty more human remains have been brought down through the Felcra Lubuk Sireh jungle path from the death camps near the Malaysia-Thailand border.

The remains were brought down at about 6.55pm yesterday.

Perlis police chief Senior Asst Comm Shafie Ismail said this brought the number of remains retrieved in the past two days to 34.

The remains will be sent to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar for post-mortem.

Some 180 personnel had been working to exhume the bodies from 91 graves. They have until tomorrow to do so.

In an interview, a former state assemblyman said unless stern and severe punishment was meted out against human traffickers, the illegal activities would continue.

He said the Government should amend related laws and increase the penalties.

"Other than that, there is no way one will see a stop to it," he said.

"A huge amount of money is involved. Locals and enforcement officers are tempted. It is just a matter of the right price offered.

"Human trafficking via hill paths in Perlis have been going on for three decades and there is no sign of it being curbed," he added.

Illegals are being brought in past the border through various jalan tikus or rat lanes in the state.

He claimed there was a huge number of Rohingyas in Kedah and Pahang while a small number could be seen in Perlis.

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