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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 14, 2015
May 14, 2015

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...

May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015

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

May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015

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...

May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015

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 12, 2015
May 12, 2015

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,

May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015

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.

May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015

Accused killed in 'gunfight'

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

May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015

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

May 10, 2015
May 10, 2015

Voyage of horror

Death, hunger and torture were all part of Bangladesh's Mohammad Rashid's arduous sea journey from Teknaf to Malaysia.

May 10, 2015
May 10, 2015

123 Bangladeshis rescued in Thailand

At least 123 Bangladeshi jobseekers and 26 Myanmar nationals were rescued in the last two days from Khao Kaew mountain areas