The regional implications of the Burma Army crackdown on suspected Rohingya militants in Arakan State continue to play out.
The Burmese government has confirmed via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 10 August the repatriation of 159 verified Bangladesh nationals.
Journalists Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian are accused of defamation over a report implicating the Thai navy in human trafficking.
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.
Six smugglers at the centre of a “pay and turn back” row between Indonesia and Australia were being questioned by Indonesian police on Tuesday.
Regardless of the desperate conditions in the hastily assembled camps, many Rohingya asylum seekers say the Acehnese are receiving them with open arms.