Australia reiterated its backing on Tuesday for its regional neighbours’ efforts to stem a surge in boatpeople in Southeast Asia by turning back vessels.
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.
The opposition party says recent legislation forced the removal of non-citizens from their member list.