• Thein Sein

    Myanmar president vows 'free, fair' polls

    Myanmar's president reaffirms his vow to hold a "free and fair" election after the country set the date for what many hope will be the most democratic vote in a generation for the former junta-run nation.

  • US upgrades Malaysia in human trafficking report

    The US is upgrading Malaysia from lowest tier on its list of worst human trafficking centres, a move that could smooth way for an ambitious US-led free-trade deal with the Southeast Asian nation and 11 other countries.

  • Displaced people hits record 60m: UN

    The number of people displaced by war, conflict and persecution reached a record level of nearly 60 million across the world in 2014, says a UN report.

  • Malaysian trafficking ring kingpins’ cover blown

    Malaysian businessmen are kingpins of network involved in trafficking of Bangladeshi migrants and Rohingyas at Malaysian-Thai border, police say.

  • Rape–another crime of human traffickers at sea

    An investigative report by this paper has unraveled the horrifying sexual abuse of Rohingya women while they make their perilous trips at sea.

  • What language do "boat people" speak?

    I think a euphemism is a kind of lie, and the lies peoples and countries tell themselves are revealing. Describing Rohingya migrants as “boat people” is disturbing and unacceptable to me.

  • Women are sexually abused all the way

    Afia (not her real name) was not accompanied by any of her family members, but she showed no signs of jitters. While many in the vessel turned pale in panic due to want of food and water in the perilous sea, the beautiful young girl held her nerves.

  • Unregistered Rohingya among 150 repatriated Bangladeshis

    Detectives have identified an unregistered Rohingya among the 150 Bangladeshis, who were repatriated from Myanmar on Monday after months of ordeal.

  • Rohingya migrants

    Myanmar arrests 93 traffickers, but none from Rakhine

    Myanmar police arrest more than 90 people for human trafficking offences this year but no cases have been uncovered in Rakhine state where persecuted Rohingya have fled in droves.

  • The fake pictures of the Rohingya crisis

    The plight of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar has been in the spotlight last month after thousands of migrants have been left stranded at sea but not all the images being shared online are what they seem to be.

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