Rights groups have criticised the move, saying it is part of the larger discrimination against the Rohingya minority Muslims in the country.
Authorities have detained the 26 refugees previously feared drowned. Malaysia does not recognise refugee status but is a favoured destination for Rohingya Muslims.
Around 20 shanties including mosques have been gutted by the fire while the blaze spread to more than one hundred tents in the country's southern district of Cox's Bazar, according to Ukhia News.
"Our navy and coastguard are on alert and they have been instructed not to let these boats enter Bangladesh," Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen says of the refugee boats that were turned away by Malaysia.
"They were at sea for about two months and were starving," one of the coast guard officials told Reuters in a message, saying a "final decision" had been made to send the 382 people on board to neighbouring Myanmar, where the Rohingya are from.
The group, including 152 men, 45 women, and five children, has been detained at coastguard's Kedah state headquarters, Malaysian maritime enforcement agency says.
The wide highways and manicured lawns of Naypyidaw, purpose-built by generals under Myanmar's junta, were dotted with red banners bearing Xi's face and greetings in Burmese and Mandarin.
Gambia's lead lawyer presenting a genocide case against Myanmar says it cannot be trusted to hold its soldiers accountable for alleged atrocities against its Rohingya Muslim minority.
In August 2017, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled attacks by Buddhist gangs and the Myanmar army. Today they are no closer to justice, or their land.
The Burmese politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner has been slammed for her silence amid Myanmar’s genocide of Rohingya Muslims, while Orban is a fierce critic of Islam and Muslim migration to Europe.
"Five countries supposedly distribute justice in UNSC ... Is there justice for Rohingya, Libya, Palestine or Jerusalem? These so-called orators of justice are only deceiving people," Turkey's President Erdogan says.
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who've been behind bars since December 2017, were convicted of possessing classified documents relating to security operations in Rakhine during a brutal military crackdown against Rohingya Muslims.
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