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Myanmar to repatriate boat people after verification

 Myanmar authorities will repatriate the remaining batch of boat people to their countries of origin after the verification process is completed, the foreign affairs ministry said on Saturday.

Jun 20, 2015, 12:41 PM IST

Japan offers $3.5 million to help Rohingya

Japan on Saturday offered a USD 3.5 million to help the Rohingya boat people who have fled Myanmar where they faced severe discrimination.

Jun 20, 2015, 10:26 AM IST

"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.

May 22, 2015, 10:06 AM IST

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.

May 22, 2015, 08:59 AM IST

Nearly 2,000 boat people including Rohingya rescued in SE Asia

Nearly 2,000 boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued or swum to shore in Malaysia and Indonesia, authorities said Monday, warning that yet more desperate migrants could be in peril at sea.

May 11, 2015, 22:10 PM IST