Migrants on road to recovery after ordeal at sea

Images of the starving, desperate migrants pleading for help from their green wooden boat off Thailand caused shockwaves and focused global attention on Asia`s human-trafficking crisis.

Myanmar, Bangladesh to address "root causes" of migrant crisis

Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to address the "root causes" of a migrant exodus from their shores at talks in Bangkok Friday, but critics pilloried a deal that failed to mention the Rohingya minority at the heart of the crisis.

UN calls for comprehensive response to SE Asia sea migrant crisis

The UN today called for a "comprehensive response" to the large scale humanitarian crisis of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar, of which nearly 2,000 are still believed to be stranded in the perilous sea across the Bay of Bengal.

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker barred from Malaysia

Malaysia barred a veteran Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker from entering the country Friday branding him a "troublemaker", days after student leader Joshua Wong was denied entry over fears he would threaten ties with China.

Malaysia bars second Hong Kong democracy activist

Hong Kong lawmaker and democracy activist Leung Kwok-hung was denied entry to Malaysia on Friday, the second time this week the country has stopped a Hong Kong democracy activist from entering.

Thailand hosts talks on Southeast Asia migrant crisis

Delegates from 17 nations gathered in Thailand Friday for talks on Southeast Asia`s migrant crisis which has seen thousands of desperate people flee on boats across the Bay of Bengal aiming for Malaysia and Indonesia.

Thailand to host talks on regional migrant crisis

Representatives from 17 nations will gather in Thailand Friday for talks on Southeast Asia`s migrant crisis which has seen thousands of desperate people flee on boats across the Bay of Bengal aiming for Malaysia and Indonesia.

Malaysia removes bodies from jungle on eve of people-smuggling talks

The Malaysian Police on Thursday removed the remains of nine people from jungle camps near the Thai border where an estimated 139 bodies are believed to have been buried in a still unfolding people-smuggling crisis in Southeast Asia.

Malaysia arrests 12 cops over link to migrants' mass graves
Malaysia arrests 12 cops over link to migrants' mass graves

In the aftermath of discovery of 139 mass graves in the country's north, Malaysia has detained 12 policemen on the suspicion of being complicit in human trafficking, Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said.

Malaysia govt missed clues on trafficking: Villagers

Malaysia`s government has expressed shock at finding human-trafficking camps and graves near the Thai border, but for local villagers like Sani Hashim the human clues were right there in plain sight.

Malaysia govt missed clues on trafficking, villagers say

Malaysia`s government has expressed shock at finding human-trafficking camps and graves near the Thai border, but for local villagers like Sani Hashim the human clues were right there in plain sight.

Thais target soccer gold, Indos just want to play
Thais target soccer gold, Indos just want to play

At the Southeast Asian Games, the men`s soccer gold medal carries more weight than any of the other 400 on offer in a region where football bragging rights are the most priceless of commodities. 

'Sad scene' as Malaysia digs up mass graves; migrants were 'tortured, caged'
'Sad scene' as Malaysia digs up mass graves; migrants were 'tortured, caged'

Horrifying details have emerged about the treatment meted out to the migrants who were kept as captives in Malaysia's abandoned jungle camps and left to die and buried in 139 mass graves if ransom was not paid.

Malaysia refuses entry to Hong Kong pro-democracy student activist

Malaysian immigration authorities on Tuesday denied entry to Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong, who had been invited to the Southeast Asian nation to participate in academic talks on democracy in China and last year`s protests in Hong Kong. 

Hong Kong student leader Wong barred from Malaysia

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was Tuesday refused admission to Malaysia, where he planned to speak about the city`s pro-democracy movement and the anniversary of China`s Tiananmen Square massacre.

Malaysia PM calls for global support over migrant crisis

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday urged Japan and others in the global community to help tackle Southeast Asia`s migrant crisis, saying it requires "an international solution".

No jail for Malaysian students returning home from Syria

 Malaysian nationals with a student status in Syria need not fear jail terms upon returning if they were not involved with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on Monday.

Migrant crisis: Malaysian PM ''deeply concerned'' over mass graves discovery

 Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has said he was "deeply concerned" by the discovery of mass graves of at least 100 suspected Rohingya migrants in the border town of Padang Besar and vowed to find those responsible.

'No human trafficking camps left in Thailand's south'

Thai police said on Monday there were no human trafficking camps left in southern Thailand following a month-long crackdown and the discovery of seven camps in mountainous jungle near the Thai-Malaysian border.

Malaysia finds 139 graves in extensive migrant `detention` camps

A total of 139 grave sites and 28 human-trafficking camps have been found in a remote northern Malaysian border region, the country`s top police official told reporters Monday.