Regardless of the desperate conditions in the hastily assembled camps, many Rohingya asylum seekers say the Acehnese are receiving them with open arms.
A naval patrol boat came across a “suspicious looking” shipping trawler in the Gulf of Martaban at 6.30am.
At a meeting with a US delegation in Naypyidaw, govt leaders say they will take back Rohingya boat people – but only if they can prove Burmese citizenship.
Foreign Ministry says Burma shares the concerns about the plight of boat people in the Andaman Sea, and “stands ready to provide humanitarian assistance”.
Over two hundred Rohingya have been intercepted by the Thai navy near Phuket. It comes after Thailand said it would turn away any more Rohingya boat people after an influx refugees fleeing unrest landed in Thailand.
Feb 27, 2009 (AFP), Malaysia’s prime minister has called for Burma’s Muslim boat people to be pushed back if they attempt to land on any Southeast Asian shores in search of asylum, a newspaper said Friday. Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi also took swipes at Burma and Thailand on the Rohingya issue, which has …