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

Asia Boat Migrants / 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.

'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-

Human Trafficking / Accused killed in 'gunfight'

An alleged human trafficker was killed in a “shootout” with detectives in Cox's Bazar's Ukhia upazila early yesterday.

469 migrants rescued at sea

Rescuers yesterday brought ashore 469 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh after their wooden boat arrived off Aceh in northwest Indonesia, an official said.

Myanmar hails move to fight slave trade

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha expects three-nation talks with Myanmar and Malaysia to take place this month in a bid to stamp out the region's thriving human-trafficking trade.

The horrific tale of two Bangladeshi migrants

After 36 hours adrift at sea, clinging to an imaginatively improvised float, the two Bangladeshi friends reached the shore of Indonesia's far northwest coast alive to tell their remarkable tale.

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 Rohingya boat people.

Arrest order for 62 traffickers

Arrest warrants were issued for 62 suspects accused of running or benefiting from the trafficking of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis in the

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's Aceh. The spate of arrivals comes as Thailand, a key stop on a Southeast Asian people-smuggling route, cracks down following the discovery of mass graves that has laid bare the extent of the thriving trade.

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,

Thai politician held over trafficking

Intensive effort by the authorities to tackle Rohingya labour trafficking continues as a 10-day timeframe designated by Prime Minister

Illegally driven as legally restricted

As legal channels for labour migration from Bangladesh have shrunk due to malpractices in the arrangements by both private agencies and the government, desperate jobseekers take dangerous sea route to Malaysia.

25,000 trafficked in January-March

Around 25,000 Rohingyas and Bangladeshis boarded smugglers' boats from the Bay of Bengal between January and March this year, almost doubling the number over the same period in 2014, says a UNHCR periodic report released yesterday.

3 listed human traffickers killed

Three alleged human traffickers were killed in a “gunfight” with police in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar early yesterday.

30 more graves found

Another 30 graves suspected to be those of Rohingya migrants were found yesterday in an abandoned Muslim graveyard in Songkhla's Hat Yai district in Thailand.