Slave Trade Booms in Dark Triangle

Slave Trade Booms in Dark Triangle

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.

Focus on Rohingya recognition

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

Myanmar Coast / 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.

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 at sea.

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

Human Trafficking / 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.

'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-

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

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.

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

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.

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,

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.

Accused killed in 'gunfight'

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

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