Myanmar lands seized migrant boat on island

HAINGGYI ISLAND, Myanmar - A boat packed with more than 700 "boat people" seized off Myanmar's coast was stopped on a small island on Saturday, as officials gave mixed signals about its final destination.


SE Asia vows to rescue 'boat people'; Myanmar seizes migrant vessel 29 May 2015

BANGKOK - Southeast Asian nations agreed on Friday to intensify search and rescue efforts to help vulnerable "boat people" stranded in the region's seas, as Myanmar said its navy had seized a vessel off its coast with more than 700 migrants aboard. | Video

Myanmar finds boat with 727 migrants off south coast 29 May 2015

YANGON - Myanmar's navy seized a boat packed with 727 people off the country's southern coast on Friday, the government said, about a week after it found a similar vessel it said carried around 200 Bangladeshi migrants.

Myanmar publishes census, but Rohingya minority not recognised 29 May 2015

YANGON - Myanmar released the results of its first nationwide census in 30 years on Friday, but the survey excluded the country's Muslim Rohingya minority, who complain of deep state-sanctioned discrimination.

Myanmar releases census data, but excludes Rohingya minority 29 May 2015

YANGON - Myanmar released the final results of its first nationwide census in 30 years on Friday, but the count excluded the country's Muslim Rohingya minority, as well as sensitive data on ethnicity and the religious beliefs of its 51.5 million people.


U.N. council has first-ever briefing on rights in Myanmar 29 May 2015

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday held its first closed-door briefing on the human rights situation in Myanmar, focussing on the dire situation of the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, the United States and council diplomats said.

Desperate migrant pays for baby to be drugged, smuggled to Myanmar - researchers 27 May 2015

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Burmese woman working in Thailand hired a man to sedate and smuggle her 3-month-old baby across the border to relatives in Myanmar, researchers said, describing a common "service" for desperate migrant mothers fearful of losing their jobs.

Hundreds rally in Myanmar over 'boat people' crisis 27 May 2015

YANGON - Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Myanmar's largest city of Yangon on Wednesday to denounce foreign criticism of the country's treatment of stateless Rohingya Muslims.


Malaysia detains 12 police in people-smuggling camps probe 27 May 2015

KUALA LUMPUR - Twelve Malaysian police officials have been held on suspicion of links to people-smuggling camps where authorities have uncovered nearly 140 graves believed to hold the bodies of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, a government minister said on Wednesday.


Exclusive - Before Myanmar seized migrant boat, Rohingya whisked away 26 May 2015

YANGON/THEK KAY PYIN, Myanmar - When the Myanmar navy seized a boat used by people smugglers last week, it announced that the 200 people found aboard were mostly Bangladeshis seeking better economic prospects in Southeast Asia.

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A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

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