Myanmar asylum seekers reach Malaysia, 1 dead
KUALA LUMPUR (AP) - Police say about 450 asylum seekers from Myanmar have landed in Malaysia after a dangerous boat journey that left one dead.
They are one of the largest groups of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims who have reached Malaysia this year after leaving their violence-scarred hometowns.
A police official on Malaysia's northern Langkawi island says the asylum seekers arrived on Sunday after a roughly two-week journey on a wooden boat.
One man drowned while trying to swim ashore, while the others are in police custody.