Malaysian deputy home minister slams Burma’s treatment of the Muslim minority. Meanwhile, Thailand announces it will prosecute illegal Rohingya migrants.
Tagged: human trafficking
Malaysia and Indonesia have vowed to turn back any boats carrying migrants that enter their waters, as the boat people crisis in the region intensifies.
More than 500 migrants, thought to be Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshis, were rescued from boats off the coast of Indonesia’s northern Aceh province on Sunday, 10 May and given temporary shelter at a mosque in the town of Seunuddon.
Remains are uncovered just one kilometre from the first discovered camp, as suspected officials and police are transferred from their positions.
A group of locals in Thailand’s Phang Nga province have armed themselves, to track down traffickers and free their human cargo.