The trial of 92 suspected human traffickers, arrested after the discovery of shallow graves of migrants in Thai jungle, began in Bangkok on Tuesday.
The U.S. has decided to keep Thailand on its list of worst human trafficking centres for another year, despite government efforts to stop the trade.
The Burmese navy has recovered 102 men, thought to be asylum seekers from Bangladesh, who were abandoned on the island of Saunggauk, state media reported.
As the news coverage of the migrant crisis in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea drops away, the UN has made a renewed call for funds and action.
Even if Thailand’s lowly status remains unchanged in the upcoming US Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, authorities have made headway, says Thai official.
After being rescued at sea, Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants have received a hospitable welcome in Indonesia’s Aceh, and found a semblance of normality.