8:45 pm May 28, 2015 | 2 Comments
A meeting in Bangkok aimed at addressing Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis is unlikely to produce a binding agreement or plan of action to save thousands of people believed stranded on boats in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, participants said.
9:54 pm May 26, 2015 | 5 Comments
The government revealed it has disbursed a total of Rp 2.3 billion ($174,000) for Bangladeshi and Rohingya refugees stranded in Aceh, but is asking the international community to help with funding if they want Indonesia to do more.
12:02 pm May 22, 2015 | 5 Comments
Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief said some “boatpeople” landing in Malaysia and Indonesia this month are likely pretending to be Rohingya Muslims to receive United Nations aid and that many had fled neighboring Bangladesh, state media reported on Friday.
8:02 pm May 21, 2015 | No Comment
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday that he had ordered the navy to conduct search and rescue missions for thousands of migrants adrift at sea as Thailand's prime minister said his country would not provide shelter.
9:20 am May 21, 2015 | No Comment
Scores of Myanmar's minority Rohingya Muslims are paying off people smugglers and returning to the squalid camps they used to live in after being held for months on overcrowded ships that were to take them to Thailand but did not move far from shore.
2:39 pm May 20, 2015 | 4 Comments
Malaysia and Indonesia said on Wednesday they would offer temporary shelter to 7,000 “boatpeople” adrift at sea in rickety boats, but made clear they would take no more.
11:17 am May 19, 2015 | 9 Comments
A migrant boat pushed back to sea by Southeast Asian nations over the weekend has not been heard from for two days, raising concerns about what has happened to the 300 people on board, rights groups said on Monday.
4:31 pm May 18, 2015 | No Comment
Malaysia said on Monday that its foreign minister would meet his Thai and Indonesian counterparts in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday to discuss ways to tackle human trafficking, after thousands of desperate asylum seekers arrived on its shores in the past week.
1:47 pm May 18, 2015 | No Comment
A leading Islamic party has continued to press the Indonesian government to aid hundreds of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh who have been stranded at sea on overcrowded boats for months as authorities in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia continue to thwart their attempts to reach shore.
9:06 am May 18, 2015 | 1 Comment
Malaysia prodded Myanmar on Sunday to halt the exodus from its shores as concern grew for uncounted migrants adrift in rickety boats around the Andaman Sea.
9:34 pm May 17, 2015 | 8 Comments
Legislators from an Indonesian Islamic party have urged the government to address the Rohingya boatpeople crisis by issuing a regulation allowing Jakarta to assist the migrants, including by providing temporary shelter for them.
4:32 pm May 16, 2015 | 116 Comments
The commander of Indonesia’s armed forces believes that invasive virginity tests for female recruits are a good thing and the only way to gauge the women’s morality.
9:20 am May 15, 2015 | 8 Comments
Thousands of migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas have nowhere to go after Thailand declined permission for a boat to land on Thursday and Malaysia said it would push boatpeople back out to sea.
9:07 am May 15, 2015 | 15 Comments
A human rights group urged Indonesia on Thursday to abolish invasive "virginity tests" for female recruits and the fiancees of military officers in its armed forces, saying international treaties had described the practice as degrading and cruel.