Storm’s path runs between Thandwe and Sittwe. Locals and visitors are warned of high waves, landslides and mudslides, and some 13cm of rainfall by Tuesday.
Bangladesh has accused the Burmese navy of opening fire on a civilian fishing boat in the Bay of Bengal, amid bilateral tension over the Rohingya,
Thailand called on Friday for concerted action to tackle “irregular” migration in the Indian Ocean, but as yet no substantial solutions have emerged.
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.
Three Burmese fishermen who were rescued after floating across the Indian Ocean for 40 days and nights on a small bamboo boat have finally been given the green light to…