In this Monday, May 11, 2015, file photo, Illegal immigrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh arrive at the Langkawi police station's multi purpose hall in Langkawi, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Hamzah Osman, File)
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A crisis involving boatloads of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea deepened Tuesday as Malaysia said it would turn away any more of the crowded, wooden vessels unless they were sinking.Over the past three days, more than 1,000 migrants have landed on the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi -- known for its swanky hotels and white-sand beaches -- with another 600 arriving in Indonesia's westernmost province of Aceh. The waters around Langkawi island will be patrolled 24 hours a day by a total of eight ships, said Tan Kok Kwee, northern regional chief for Malaysia's maritime enforcement agency.Malaysia's Home Ministry said in a statement that the 1,158 migrants who landed Sunday comprised 486 Myanmar citizens and 682 Bangladeshis.
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