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Malaysia orders rescue of migrants, Myanmar to attend conference| Reuters

May 21, 2015    

KUALA LUMPUR/BANGKOK Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday he had ordered the navy to rescue thousands of migrants adrift at sea, as a Thai official said Myanmar had agreed to attend an emergency conference on the crisis.Diplomats say Myanmar has up to now resisted calls for it to take part in meetings on the stranded "boat people", many of them Rohingya Muslims who have long complained of discrimination in Myanmar.The apparent shift in its position came after Malaysia and Indonesia's foreign ministers held talks with senior officials in Myanmar on Thursday. Western ...

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