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Myanmar navy's claim untrue

At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy

UN despair over lack of rescues

The UN has condemned the refusal of South-East Asian countries to rescue thousands of migrants adrift at sea.

Focus on Rohingya recognition

The international community must mount pressure on Myanmar so that it recognises Rohingyas as citizens, say immigration experts

Save migrants drifting in sea

Countries in Southeast Asia, notably Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, came under mounting pressure from the international community to provide humane treatment to thousands of Bangladeshi and...

100 camps, 10,000 held captive

There could be 10,000 boat people detained near the Thai-Malaysian border in more than 100 detention camps, held in custody by guards who are both locals and Rohingya,

1,400 victims rescued

Four boats carrying some 1,400 migrants were rescued off the coasts of Indonesia and Malaysia yesterday, officials said, a day after nearly 600 others arrived in a wooden vessel off Indonesia'...

May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

Myanmar navy's claim untrue

At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy

May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015

UN despair over lack of rescues

The UN has condemned the refusal of South-East Asian countries to rescue thousands of migrants adrift at sea.

May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015

Myanmar acknowledges 'concern' over exodus

Myanmar acknowledges international "concerns" about waves of boatpeople, many of whom are fleeing from persecution, but denied it is solely to blame as thousands languish in dire straits...

May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015

Fishermen rescue seven Bangladeshis

Seven Bangladeshi nationals were rescued yesterday off the Myanmar coast after they were thrown from a fishing trawler packed with migrants heading to Malaysia, a coast guard officer said.

May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015

Focus on Rohingya recognition

The international community must mount pressure on Myanmar so that it recognises Rohingyas as citizens, say immigration experts

May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015

How long will they suffer?

It's shocking to learn that an estimated 6,000 people from Bangladesh and Myanmar are fighting for survival in the Andaman Sea and

May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015

'I want to go back to my mother'

Snatched by people traffickers in his native Bangladesh and forced onto a migrant boat, 14-year-old Absaruddin endured a weeks-

May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015

Thailand ready to help resolve crisis

The Thai government yesterday confirmed its readiness to work with the international community in solving the problem relating to boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015

Do not push back boats

The United States has urged the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand to refrain from pushbacks of new boats with

May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015

Three 'human traffickers' held in capital

Rapid Action Battalion detained three suspected human traffickers and rescued seven victims from a hotel in the capital's Fakirapool last night.