illegal migrants

May 31, 2015
May 31, 2015

Report on rescuing trafficking victims: HC

The High Court directs the government to submit a report before it in four weeks on the steps taken for rescuing the Bangladeshi citizens stranded at sea and in the trafficking camps of Thailand and Malaysia.

May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015

Put rights at centre of boat people summit: HRW

Governments gathering in Bangkok tomorrow, to discuss the Southeast Asia boat people crisis should reach binding agreements to save people at sea, permit them to disembark without conditions, and ensure unimpeded access for UN agencies to protect the rights of asylum seekers, Human Rights Watch says.

May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015

Govt plans to move Rohingya camps to Hatiya

Bangladesh plans to relocate thousands of Rohingya who have spent years in refugee camps near the Myanmar border to a southern island, an official says.

May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015

An insensitive remark

WE find the prime minister's remarks on taking steps against illegal migrants along with human traffickers inhumane and insensitive.

May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015

Migrants 'died in fight for food'

Migrants rescued from a sinking boat off Indonesia have told the BBC that about 100 people died after a fight broke out over the last remaining food.

May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015

10 die on stranded migrant boat

Myanmar migrants on a boat stranded for a week in the Andaman Sea with no food or water say 10 people have died, while some are resorting to drinking urine.

May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015

'Jump into the sea or I’ll shoot you'

Some 400 illegal immigrants on a vessel were told to jump into chest-deep water and wade to shores of Langkawi in Malaysia if they did not want to be shot dead.

May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015

100 fortune seekers rescued in Bay

Bangladesh Coast Guard seizes a Malaysia-bound trawler with over 100 Bangladeshi and Rohingya people near the St. Martin’s south-west channel in the Bay of Bengal.

May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015

Malaysia says no human trafficking camp there

The Malaysian home ministry denies claims that the country has trafficking camps of immigrants similar to those in Thailand.

May 3, 2015
May 3, 2015

Thousands of migrants rescued at sea

Nearly 3,700 migrants rescued in several operations in the Mediterranean Sea, Italian coastguard says