Malaysian police say a group of 41 Muslim Rohingya men have been detained in the northernmost state of Perlis, the second group to have landed in the country in just over a month.

Police say the men landed Monday on the same beach where 34 Rohingya women and children were found stranded March 2.

Police say one of the men told police they were part of over 200 Rohingya in a large boat that sailed overnight from Thailand and that 47 of them were transferred to a smaller boat to Perlis.

Based on the information, he said some 200 Rohingya are still believed to be stranded at sea in Thai waters and six others that landed in Malaysia are still missing.