Boatpeople

Trafficking: Top Thai army officer surrenders

A top army officer of Thailand, Lt General Manas Khongpaen, turns himself in days after a Thai provincial court allowed police to arrest him over his alleged involvement in trafficking of Rohingyas and other boatpeople, The Guardian reports.

June 4, 2015
June 4, 2015

Majority of 700 are Bangladeshi: Myanmar

Myanmar officials says most of the 700 migrants found adrift on its waters a week ago identified themselves as Bangladeshi, after they were driven to a camp near the border.

June 3, 2015
June 3, 2015

Trafficking: Top Thai army officer surrenders

A top army officer of Thailand, Lt General Manas Khongpaen, turns himself in days after a Thai provincial court allowed police to arrest him over his alleged involvement in trafficking of Rohingyas and other boatpeople, The Guardian reports.

May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015

Myanmar, Bangladesh to address 'root causes' of migrant crisis

Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to address the "root causes" of a migrant exodus at talks in Bangkok.

May 29, 2015
May 29, 2015

A trip down the path of horror

The four were in a hurry, had little time to bargain for the cricket bat's price. Most excited among them, Nur Alam pulled out his moneybag hurriedly, paid Tk 300 and almost snatched the bat from the salesman.

May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015

US surveillance flights will help locate boatpeople

US hopes that information comes from the maritime surveillance flights will provide an enhanced understanding of the position of boatpeople at sea.

May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015

Australia PM rules out resettling Asian boat migrants

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ruled out helping resettle the wave of migrants fleeing to Southeast Asia, saying it would worsen the problem and "encourage people to get on boats".

May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015

Malaysian restaurants willing to hire boatpeople

The Malaysian Indian Muslim Restaurant Owners Association (Presma) offers to hire the Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat migrants who are temporarily allowed to land in Malaysia.

May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015

UNHCR welcomes commitment to resolve migrant crisis

The UN Refugee agency, UNHCR, welcomes the commitment announced by the foreign ministers of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to resolve the migrant crisis.