Suspected ethnic Rohingya migrants, who were rescued by Thai officials from forest, are detained at the city hall in the Thai-Malaysian border district of Hat Yai, Songkhla province, southern Thailand, May 7, 2015. Photo: EPA
Friday, May 8 2015

A labour rights group said May 7 it has received reports of undocumented migrant workers going missing in Malaysia and called on ...

Seized drugs, heroin (white, below) and methamphetamines, called locally Ya-Ba (the pink pills, above), part of the 2005 yield at Mae Sai border crossing in northern Thailand, in the Golden Triangle. Photo: Barbara Walton/EPA
Friday, May 8 2015

A delegation from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse and Control (CCDC) of Myanmar as assured Bangladeshi’s Department of ...

Slave camps in Thailand, new details emerge Photo: EPA
Thursday, May 7 2015

Harrowing details have emerged of a slave trade camp in southern Thailand as bodies continue to be exhumed amid stories of ...

Over 4,000 trafficking victims remain stranded in Indonesia Photo: IOM
Thursday, May 7 2015

The US Government plans to contribute approximately $225,000 in emergency victim assistance funds to help support the efforts by ...

The Maersk Tigris, 13 Myanmar crew have been held by Iranian authorities
Wednesday, May 6 2015

Myanmar-based Uniteam Marine, a shipping management company, has confirmed 13 Myanmar crew members were being held by Iranian authorities.

Two Skeletons and another camp have been discovered in Trafficking case Photo: EPA
Wednesday, May 6 2015

Two skeletons found in Phang Nga southern Thailand are believed to be connected to a people trafficking ring that was responsible for ...

Participants at the opening ceremony of the Myanmar consulate in Los Angeles earlier this month. From left: Myanmar’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York, U Kyaw Tin and his wife, Daw Lwin Lwin Hman, the Mayor of Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Mr Michael Antonovich, Congresswomen Ms Judy Chu, who presented a Congressional Recognition Certificate to the consulate, and the consul-general, U Aung Kyaw Zan and his wife, Daw May May Latt. Photo: Myanmar consulate, Los Angeles
Tuesday, May 5 2015

In what has been described as a significant milestone in the history of US-Myanmar relations, the first Myanmar consulate on the west coast of the United States was officially opened in Los Angeles on May 2.

A photo made available on 04 May 2015 shows Thai rescue workers and Muslim villagers burying coffins containing the remains of suspected ethnic Rohingya migrants. Photo: EPA
Tuesday, May 5 2015

A Myanmar national, Soe Naing (aka Anwar), as been arrested ...

Nepalese Buddhist devotees offer prayer outside the damaged Nepalese heritage site Syambhunaath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, deserted on Buddha's birthday following the deadly earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 4 May 2015. Photo: Narendra Shrestha/EPA
Monday, May 4 2015

A 101-year-old man was found alive at his ruined home a week after Nepal's earthquake claimed at least 7,200 lives, ...

Valerie Amos and Christos Stylianides survey earthquake stricken Nepal Photo: OCHA
Monday, May 4 2015

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, and ...


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