At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy
The UN has condemned the refusal of South-East Asian countries to rescue thousands of migrants adrift at sea.
The international community must mount pressure on Myanmar so that it recognises Rohingyas as citizens, say immigration experts
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.
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 at sea.
The United States has urged the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand to refrain from pushbacks of new boats with
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.