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

May 22, 2015    

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."A navy ship found two boats... on May 21 while on patrol," Tin Maung Swe, a senior official in the western state of Rakhine told AFP, adding "about 200 Bengalis were on one of the boats".AFP

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