Burma

Thailand criticized over failure to offer refuge to Rohingya migrants

By Wed, May 20, 2015 7:11PM UTC

While Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to take in the Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea, Thailand has not committed to providing them with refuge.

Rohingya migrant: ‘We went on the boat to look for a Muslim country’

By Wed, May 20, 2015 4:44PM UTC

Migrants from Burma and Bangladesh who were rescued by Indonesian fishermen after being stranded at sea for months say all they wanted was to go to a Muslim country.

Indonesia, Malaysia agree to take in stranded Rohingya migrants

By Wed, May 20, 2015 2:27PM UTC

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to provide temporary shelter to thousands of migrants stranded at sea in the first breakthrough in the humanitarian crisis confronting Southeast Asia.

US: Burma legislation on birth control ‘dangerous’

By Wed, May 20, 2015 1:03PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says legislation on population control approved by Burma’s parliament is dangerous and could undermine the democratic hopes of minority groups. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke voiced deep concern Tuesday over the bill. He said it could provide a legal basis for discrimination through coercive and

Over 370 migrants taken to Indonesia after months at sea

By Wed, May 20, 2015 11:17AM UTC

LANGSA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 370 migrants stranded at sea for months have been rescued and taken to Indonesia, the latest in a stream of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants to reach shore in a growing problem for Southeast Asia.