Myanmar said a boat crammed with 727 migrants that it has kept stranded at sea for days was being escorted to a "safe" area for identity checks, bringing fresh criticism that it was only prolonging the suffering of people desperate to come ashore.
Myanmar`s navy is escorting a boat crammed with 727 abandoned migrants to the waters of neighbouring Bangladesh, four days after intercepting it in the Andaman Sea, the country`s information minister said on Tuesday.
Myanmar said Wednesday it was "ready to provide humanitarian assistance" to boatpeople, in its most conciliatory comments yet as several Southeast Asian neighbours meet to discuss the boat crisis gripping the region.
A boat crammed with dozens of Rohingya migrants, including many young children, was reportedly found sailing in Thai waters yesterday, with passengers claiming that at least 10 people, who were travelling with them, had died over the past few days.
The depression formed over north Andaman Sea on Tuesday moved west-northwestwards during past six hours and intensified into a deep depression and lay centered about 1260 km Southeast of Gopalpur coast of Odisha, the latest bulletin issued by the IMD said.
The investigators reportedly piloted an identical Boeing 777-200 on the missing plane`s suspected flight path to find the possible direction in which the flight had travelled, a senior Malaysian military official said Sunday
China on Friday questioned Boeing`s "silence" over a missing Malaysian plane with 239 people aboard and criticised the aviation major for delaying the information transmitted by the engines of the aircraft that has led to diverting search operations to new areas.
The needle-in-a-haystack hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner spread to the vast Indian Ocean after the White House cited "new information" that it might have flown for hours after vanishing nearly seven days ago.