Indonesia rescues 1,000 migrants from boats drifiting without fuel

May 11, 2015

Indonesia rescues 1,000 migrants from boats drifiting without fuel

Around 1,000 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh were rescued from wooden boats stranded off the coast of Indonesia’s northern Aceh province on Sunday and Monday, authorities said.  On Sunday, two overcrowded boats carrying 573 people, including nearly 100 women and dozens of children, were ...

Boycott of Myanmar's poll an option: Suu Kyi

Apr 5, 2015

Boycott of Myanmar's poll an option: Suu Kyi

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election is an “option” if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged. In an interview Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate said that her opposition National League for ...

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

Apr 5, 2015

More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place. After 17 hours overnight ...