Southeast Asian leaders throw weight behind China-led trade pact

Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Bangkok on Saturday determined to drive forward the world’s largest commercial pact, with the trade war between the US and China clouding the outlook for…

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Police hunt for mastermind behind alleged trafficking of Rohingya to Malaysia

Police are looking for a man suspected of masterminding the trafficking of 65 Rohingya from Myanmar to Malaysia by boat. Their modified fishing boat broke down and beached on Rawi…

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73 migrants from Myanmar and 4 Rohingya held on their way to Malaysia

Police intercepted two passenger vans containing 42 illegal Myanmar migrant workers on the Asian Highway in Thailand’s southern province of Surat Thani on Thursday night. The two van drivers were…

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Mr. Arun Umaji, president of the Islamic committee in Satun province

Islamic leaders to consider asking Malaysia to crack down on human trafficking networks

Islamic leaders in Thailand’s five southern provinces are to meet to discuss the problem of human trafficking of Rohingya through Thailand to a third country, with a proposal that Malaysia…

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Thai man and Myanmar crew paid to take 65 Rohingya to third country via Thailand

A Thai man and his five Myanmar crewmen, who have been in custody since Tuesday pending investigation for human trafficking after the recent arrival of 65 Rohingya from Bangladesh, have…

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(Photo) Rohingya people are seen detained in a police station after a fishing boat carrying more than sixty Rohingya refugees was found beached at Rawi island, part of Tarutao national park in the province of Satun, Thailand/Reuters

PM orders probe into human trafficking links to the latest arrival of Rohingya

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed police to investigate as to whether there were any people, including government officials, responsible for bringing a group of Rohingya by boat to Rawi…

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(Photo) Rohingya woman is seen detained in a police station after a fishing boat carrying more than sixty Rohingya refugees was found beached at Rawi island, part of Tarutao national park in the province of Satun, Thailand, bordering with Malaysia, June 12, 2019./REUTERS

Thailand charges crew of stranded Rohingya boat

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai authorities have charged the captain and crew of a boat carrying 65 Rohingya Muslims with assisting illegal immigration after the group was found stranded on a…

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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (L) and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi join other leaders as they pose for a group photo at the opening ceremony during the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 13.

“Defending the indefensible”: Mahathir slams Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was trying to “defend the indefensible” over alleged atrocities committed by…

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Amnesty International strips Suu Kyi of ‘conscience’ award

YANGON (Reuters) – Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking…

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Malaysia no longer supports Aung San Suu Kyi, says Mahathir

Malaysia will no longer support the leadership of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her handling of the Rohingya crisis in her country, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir…

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US accuses Myanmar military of ‘planned and coordinated’ Rohingya atrocities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US government investigation has found that Myanmar’s military waged a “well-planned and coordinated” campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the Southeast Asian…

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UK foreign minister sits down with Aung San Suu Kyi

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt met on Thursday with embattled Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the first high-profile state visit to the country since the UN slammed her…

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Democratic Transition in Myanmar ‘at standstill’: UN Rights Panel

GENEVA (Reuters)  — Myanmar’s democratic transition has ground to a standstill as authorities seek to silence critics while allowing hate speech, particularly against Muslim Rohingya, the head of the UN human…

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Ten Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel as members of the Myanmar security forces stand guard in Inn Din village, Myanmar on September 2, 2017. (Reuters)

UN reiterates call for Myanmar generals to face genocide charges

The UN says Rohingya Muslims have faced four of five prohibited acts defined as genocide at the hands of Myanmar’s military. The findings were part of a final report released…

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The United Nations Security Council meets to discuss the situation in Myanmar at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

Myanmar rejects UN report on genocide against Rohingya

The government of Myanmar this morning rejected the findings of a UN investigation accusing its armed forces of genocide against the Rohingya. Myanmar has come under immense pressure this week…

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Surakiart defends panel on Rohingya after Kobsak quits

Former foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai who chairs an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis has rebutted criticism by the body’s former secretary Kobsak Chutikul,…

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