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.

Australia to bring home Vietnam war dead

Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam war and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home with full military honours if their families agree, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday.

Malaysia home minister says mass graves found: Report

Malaysia`s home minister has announced that mass graves have been found in the country`s north near detention camps run by human traffickers, a report said Sunday.

Mass graves, detention camps of suspected migrants discovered in Malaysia
Mass graves, detention camps of suspected migrants discovered in Malaysia

Mass graves and suspected human trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the country`s home minister said on Sunday.

Indonesia begins search for migrant boats

Indonesia has begun search and rescue operations for stranded migrant boats carrying Bangladeshis and ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, an official said Sunday, after it dropped a hardline policy of refusing them sanctuary.

NDRF to participate in ASEAN event in China and Malaysia

A 14-member team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will travel to China and Malaysia later this month to participate in the ASEAN Regional Forum disaster relief exercise-2015.

Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis: US

Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top US diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis.

Indian Naval vessel to participate in ASEAN exercise

The Indian Navy`s indigenous offshore patrol vessel, INS Saryu, will participate in a week-long ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Disaster Relief Exercise (DiREx), an offiial statement said on Saturday.

"Boat people" likely posing as Rohingya for aid, says Myanmar general

Myanmar`s military commander-in-chief said some "boat people" landing in Malaysia and Indonesia this month are likely pretending to be Rohingya Muslims to receive UN aid and that many had fled neighbouring Bangladesh, state media reported on Friday.

Boat people grateful for sanctuary, baffled by Gambia offer

Boat people who have come ashore in Southeast Asia after harrowing journeys are delighted that Indonesia and Malaysia will give them temporary shelter -- although some were baffled by an offer of sanctuary in a tiny African nation they had never heard of.