The 20 were each sentenced to five years in connection with a ship carrying 208 migrants that was intercepted by the Burmese navy last month.
A boat carrying more than 200 Bangladeshi migrants was intercepted by the Burmese navy off the Arakanese coast.
“We are inviting a worst case scenario in which boats filled with the dead drift in the oceans in a gruesome testament to inhumanity,” says OIC envoy.
The latest state media report said at least 34 people drowned when the “Aung Takon 3” sank late on Friday while en route from Kyaukphyu to Sittwe.
July 9, 2009 (DVB), The United States has expressed concern over the possibility of an emerging nexus between North Korea and Burma that would see the two countries trade in…