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.
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.
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.
Authorities in the countries directly affected by the Southeast Asian migrant crisis are becoming increasingly concerned about anti-migrant sentiment on social media.
Southeast Asian nations faced increasing pressure to deal with the growing migrant crisis Monday, as the countries involved continued to blame their neighbors for the issue.
Thailand criticized over failure to offer refuge to Rohingya migrants
Wed, May 20, 2015 7:11PM UTC
Rohingya migrant: ‘We went on the boat to look for a Muslim country’
Wed, May 20, 2015 4:44PM UTC
Indonesia, Malaysia agree to take in stranded Rohingya migrants
Wed, May 20, 2015 2:27PM UTC