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Former refugees retrace their path to freedom

By NGOC-LAN NGUYEN and THAI DINH / Nguoi Viet Daily News – Special to the Register

On the sands of a dried-out lagoon on the remote island of Pulau Galang sits the remains of a tiny Vietnamese fishing boat. On the side of the boat, the registration number can still be seen: TV 4050 TS. Local residents still remember the day the boat washed up on their shore. It was in 1985 when fishermen found the boat floating near the island, bobbing up and down without any sign of life. The fishermen pulled near and climbed aboard. Only then did they find there were five people on board, including a small child. […excerpt]
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