The regional implications of the Burma Army crackdown on suspected Rohingya militants in Arakan State continue to play out.
The crew of the boat were reportedly seen throwing some items overboard into the sea, causing more suspicion.
Cavusoglu broke the Ramadan fast at sunset with local Muslims at a mosque in Aung Mingalar. Later, he spoke to members of the community.
Phuketwan editor Alan Morison and his colleague were pronounced ‘not guilty’ of defamation charges in Phuket. DVB speaks exclusively to him about the trial.
Police uncovered 24 bodies near the Malaysian border with Thailand. They are thought to be Rohingya or Bangladeshi victims of human trafficking.
The Burmese government has confirmed via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 10 August the repatriation of 159 verified Bangladesh nationals.