Located in southeastern Burma by the Andaman Sea, Dawei, or Tavoy, is set to be a strategic channel for connecting with trade partners around the South China Sea.
The crew of the boat were reportedly seen throwing some items overboard into the sea, causing more suspicion.
Two fishermen from Burma have been arrested on trawlers in the Andaman Sea for allegedly murdering a Thai woman a month ago.
NLD candidate accuses ruling party of spiking his chances by refusing him access to the remote cluster of Indian Ocean islands.
Buddhist nationalists take to the streets to vent their ire at the international community for pressuring Burma to accommodate Rohingya boat people.
“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.