Rohingya migrants

May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015

Child migrants: 'No father, no country, no home' (video)

Hundreds of migrants found by the BBC last week in a boat drifting off the coast of Thailand have been rescued by Indonesian fishermen.

May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015

Malaysia, Indonesia to halt boat push-back

Malaysia,Indonesia says they would no longer turn away migrant vessels, responding to world pressure by offering to take in a wave of boatpeople.

May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015

Myanmar must recognise Rohingyas as its citizens

In the wake of a much publicised international humanitarian crisis relating to boatpeople, thousands of whom are languishing in the high seas, Myanmar's reluctance to attend Thailand's May 29 regional summit to solve the issue, is disconcerting.

May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015

Floating coffins

Since 2012, thousands of Rohingyas died in Arakan, and more than 150,000 people have been herded in the so-called Internally Displaced People Camps.

May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015

Thailand detains 'trafficking kingpin'

Alleged trafficking kingpin surrenders to Thai police while, Philippines is ready to shelter “boat people” from impoverished Bangladesh and Myanmar.

May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

UN chief urges Thai PM to treat boat people with dignity

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges Thai government to offer proper treatment to boat people, saying they deserved "human dignity and basic rights."

May 16, 2015
May 16, 2015

Myanmar can't be forced, says Thai PM

Thein Sein aide says country not likely to attend meeting on boat people;Prayu says this is neighbours' right

May 13, 2015
May 13, 2015

Seaworthy migrant boats being pushed back to sea

Thousands of Bangladeshis and members of Myanmar's long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority have no place to go after both Malaysia and Indonesia refused to offer refuge to the boatloads of hungry men, women and children.

May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015

26 more Rohingyas rescued in Thai forest

Twenty-six more Rohingya migrants abandoned by their traffickers two weeks ago and left to wander in the jungle are found on Khao Kaew Mountain in Hat Yai district near the Thai-Malaysian border.

May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015

Rohingya family’s dream of a better life dashed

Mohamed Khalim,23,was willing to bring his 20-year-old wife and 3-year-old son to face storm and danger, being starved and cramped with hundreds of others in boat from Myanmar in hope of a better life but his dreams were dashed.