Myanmar to attend crisis meeting over Rohingya refugees
22nd May 2015

Myanmar to attend crisis meeting over Rohingya refugees

[Photo: Mynewshub]   Myanmar leaders are to attend a regional conference on the migrant crisis next week. The decision comes as Malaysia begins search and rescue operations for Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea. Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman … Continued

US pledges aid for countries housing stranded Rohingya
21st May 2015

US pledges aid for countries housing stranded Rohingya

[Photo: Atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar leading to becoming refugees, The world looks on]   The US has announced its intentions to assist Indonesia and Malaysia in implementing their program to shelter Rohingya refugees. A US delegation is also … Continued

Indonesia: Hundreds of migrants brought ashore
20th May 2015

Indonesia: Hundreds of migrants brought ashore

[Photo: A Rohingya refugee woman holding a child cries as she stands on a drifting boat]   More than 350 migrants have come ashore in Indonesia after drifting for several weeks at sea with little food and water. Most of the … Continued

Thai navy turns back boat carrying Rohingya Muslim migrants
15th May 2015

Thai navy turns back boat carrying Rohingya Muslim migrants

  The Thai navy has pushed a boat with at least 300 migrants on board back out to sea – after giving them supplies. Authorities in Thailand have decided against a plan to set up official camps for the migrants. … Continued

Indonesia: 600 mainly Rohingyas rescued in boats off northern Indonesia
11th May 2015

Indonesia: 600 mainly Rohingyas rescued in boats off northern Indonesia

  Boats carrying almost 600 migrants have arrived in Indonesia, most of those on board being members of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority. The group has repeatedly been the victim of religious and ethnic violence. Authorities said on Sunday that nearly 600 … Continued

Thailand: Bombing on resort island Samui wounds several
11th Apr 2015

Thailand: Bombing on resort island Samui wounds several

  A car bomb at a shopping mall on a Thai resort island has hurt seven people. The attack comes as the ruling junta tries to reassure tourists that the country is safe following a coup last May. Seven people … Continued

Indonesia: 6 killed, 4 missing in landslide
29th Mar 2015

Indonesia: 6 killed, 4 missing in landslide

  JAKARTA, (Xinhua): Rescuers have found six bodies and are searching for four others after a landslide hit Sukabumi district of West Java Saturday night, an Indonesian official said on Sunday. Soldiers, volunteers and policemen are searching for the missing … Continued

Myanmar: 33 die in ferry accident
14th Mar 2015

Myanmar: 33 die in ferry accident

    YANGON: A crowded double-decker passenger ferry capsized in northwestern Myanmar after being slammed by huge waves, killing 33 people and leaving at least a dozen missing, officials said on Saturday. Rescuers pulled 167 survivors from the sea and … Continued

South Korea: US ambassador attacked & wounded in Seoul
5th Mar 2015

South Korea: US ambassador attacked & wounded in Seoul

  The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, has been injured by an armed attacker in Seoul. The bleeding envoy was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Pictures broadcast by Yonhap News Agency showed Lippert, bleeding from his … Continued

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim found guilty in sodomy trial
10th Feb 2015

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim found guilty in sodomy trial

  Malaysia’s top court has upheld sodomy charges against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, his sentencing is expected later on Tuesday. Anwar’s supporters claim that the charges against him are politically motivated. Federal Court Judge Arin Zakat read out Tuesday’s verdict … Continued

Indonesia: Tail for AirAsia jet found
7th Jan 2015

Indonesia: Tail for AirAsia jet found

  [Photo released by Indonesia’s search and rescue agency shows debris of AirAsia Flight QZ8501.  (Xinhua)]   JAKARTA, (Xinhua): Indonesia’s search and rescue team has located the tail for the crashed AirAsia plane underwater, an official in charge said here Wednesday. “We … Continued

Indonesia: Ony 34 bodies recovered in AirAsia crash
5th Jan 2015

Indonesia: Ony 34 bodies recovered in AirAsia crash

  The search area for debris and bodies from AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been widened, as divers attempt to get a closer look at objects located on the sea bed. Investigators have yet to detect any signals from the wreckage. … Continued

Indonesia: Debris, bodies found in waters off Kalimantan
31st Dec 2014

Indonesia: Debris, bodies found in waters off Kalimantan

    By Hans Nicholas Jong,   Jakarta, (The Jakarta Post): After two days of fruitless effort, the search and rescue operation discovered on Tuesday debris and bodies from AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the Karimata Strait, the waters that separate … Continued

Indonesia search chief claims AirAsia jet likely ‘at bottom of sea’
29th Dec 2014

Indonesia search chief claims AirAsia jet likely ‘at bottom of sea’

  A top figure in the search for a Singapore-bound AirAsia jet says it’s likely the plane has crashed, and that the wreckage is lying on the seabed. Search efforts involving several nations are continuing for a second day. The … Continued

Indonesia: Missing AirAsia flight carrying 162 passengers
28th Dec 2014

Indonesia: Missing AirAsia flight carrying 162 passengers

  [Family members grieving for missing relatives]   Pilots of an AirAsia plane gone missing on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore requested to change altitude to avoid bad weather, Indonesian aviation officials say. The Airbus 320-300 was carrying 162 … Continued

Malaysia: Deliver aid immediately to flood victims, orders Najib
27th Dec 2014

Malaysia: Deliver aid immediately to flood victims, orders Najib

[PM Najib Razak and Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob (2nd and 3rd from left) seen here in this Twitter pic greeting an elderly victim who was evacuated to a school in Tumpat] The Malaysian Insider: Prime Minister Datuk Seri … Continued

Indonesia: Tsunami devastation remembered 10 years on
26th Dec 2014

Indonesia: Tsunami devastation remembered 10 years on

  Asian nations struck by the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami of December 26, 2004 are paying their respects to the victims in a series of memorial services. The disaster killed more than 220,000 people. The tsunami struck on the morning … Continued

Malaysia: Number of flood victims in 4 states hits 105,000
26th Dec 2014

Malaysia: Number of flood victims in 4 states hits 105,000

    [An aerial view of the flood situation in Manek Urai, Kelantan, yesterday. – Pic courtesy of Fire and Rescue Department]   (The Malaysian Insider): The number of evacuees in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Perak stands at 105,568 today, … Continued

Malaysia: Three dead as boat carrying illegal immigrants capsizes
14th Oct 2014

Malaysia: Three dead as boat carrying illegal immigrants capsizes

  KUALA LUMPUR, (Xinhua): Three people drowned after a boat carrying illegal immigrants capsized early Tuesday morning off the waters in Bandar Penawar in Malaysia’s state of Johor Baru, according to local media reports. The police said that the dead … Continued

Indonesia: 32 seriously injured as ferry catches fire in waters off Jakarta
28th Aug 2014

Indonesia: 32 seriously injured as ferry catches fire in waters off Jakarta

  [Photo: Medical workers carry a victim to the ambulance during the evacuation of ship KM PAUS SATU which caught fire on the sea of Thousand Islands in Jakarta, (Xinhua/Veri Sanovri)]   JAKARTA, (Xinhua): As many as 32 people suffering from serious … Continued


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