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Myanmar navy carries out first rescue of migrant boat, says official

May 22, 2015

Myanmar navy carries out first rescue of migrant boat, says official

Myanmar's navy has carried out its first rescue of a migrant boat bringing 208 people to shore, an official told AFP on Friday, after mounting international pressure on the nation to tackle a regional migration crisis. #NewsTracker #Indonesia #Myanmar #Rescue #Muslims #Migrants #Rohingya #AFP
Australia won't take in Asia's migrant boatpeople: Tony Abbott

May 21, 2015

Australia won't take in Asia's migrant boatpeople: Tony Abbott

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday ruled out helping resettle the wave of migrants fleeing to Southeast Asia, saying it would worsen the problem and "encourage people to get on boats". #Australia #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Southeast Asia #Australian PM Tony Abbott #Rohingya boatpeople
Over 370 Muslim migrants taken to Indonesia after months at sea

May 20, 2015

Over 370 Muslim migrants taken to Indonesia after months at sea

More than 370 migrants stranded at sea for months were rescued and taken to Indonesia, officials said on Wednesday, the latest in a stream of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants to reach shore in a growing crisis confronting Southeast Asia. #NewsTracker #Indonesia #Myanmar #Rohingya Muslims #Bangladeshi migrants #Muslim migrants
Myanmar acknowledges 'concern' over migrant exodus

May 18, 2015

Myanmar acknowledges 'concern' over migrant exodus

Myanmar on Monday acknowledged international "concerns" about waves of boatpeople, many of whom are fleeing from persecution, but denied it is solely to blame as thousands languish in dire straits at sea. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Muslims #Migrants #Boat #SEA #monday #persecution
Pressure mounts on Myanmar over Asia 'boat people' crisis in the Andaman Sea

May 17, 2015

Pressure mounts on Myanmar over Asia 'boat people' crisis in the Andaman Sea

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. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Migrants #Rohingya Muslims