Death camps in Malaysia: More bodies to be exhumed from Thursday

Death camps in Malaysia: More bodies to be exhumed from Thursday
Members of a police forensic team carry a body bag with human remains dug from the grave near the abandoned human trafficking camp in the jungle close the Thailand border at Bukit Wang Burma in northern Malaysia.

PADANG BESAR - Malaysian police have started their mission to exhume more bodies from human-trafficking death camps in Wang Kelian, this time making entry through Thailand.

Six police Land Rovers and two forensic pick-up trucks were seen leaving the district police headquarters here Wednesday morning to carry out the second phase, which ends in five days.

Perlis police chief Senior Asst Comm Shafie Ismail said the team had left for Ban Telok in Thailand to send the necessary, including, food rations and generators.

However, Shafie said the exhuming of bodies would only take place Thursday.

The police team is expected to would sift through 91 graves at Bukit Wang Perah, part of the 139 that were discovered. Several graves were exhumed earlier.

SAC Shafie was previously reported saying that it would take only an hour's hike to the site from the Thai side, compared with the three-hour slog on Malaysian soil.

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