My Sinchew/ Refugees

Abbott brushes off Indonesia people-smuggling bribery claims

Australian authorities work within the law to stop asylum-seeker boats, Prime Minister Tony Abbott insisted Tuesday, after reports officials have made cash payments to members of people-smuggling rings for years.

3 human trafficking kingpins identified: Ahmad Zahid

The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) have identified more than three kingpins of the syndicates involved in the recently uncovered human trafficking activities in the Malaysia-Thailand border in Wang Kelian, Perlis.

Australian PM refuses to deny people-smugglers were paid to turn back boat

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday Australia would do "whatever we need to do" to combat people-smuggling as he repeatedly refused to deny claims an official paid thousands of dollars to turn back a boat from Indonesia.

Govt has no plans to continue exhumation in Wang Kelian

The government does not plan to continue with operations to exhume the remains of victims of human trafficking syndicates in Wang Kelian.

Malaysia not intending to become state party to Refugee Convention

Malaysia does not intend to become a state party of the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees 1951 and Its Protocol, 1967.

Need for joint efforts to combat human trafficking: envoy

All parties involved in tackling human trafficking should join forces to eliminate the scourge before it morphs into the issue of refugees, says Russian Ambassador to Malaysia, Valery Yermolov.

Exhuming of graves in Wang Kelian to halt temporarily

The operations to dig up the graves of human trafficking victims in the Ops Wawasan Khas Phase Two was temporarily stopped today, said Perlis Police Chief, SAC Shafie Ismail.

Myanmar adopts policy to tackle boatpeople crisis

Myanmar's upper house has passed a motion adopting a policy for the "boat people," Xinhua news agency reports parliament sources as saying.

Ops to exhume remains eds with finding of 7 more bodies

Operations to exhume and remove the skeletal remains of victims of human trafficking that began on May 25 came to an end today.

Myanmar to start transferring migrants to Bangladesh

Some 150 migrants found adrift in a boat off Myanmar's coast were set Monday for transfer to neighbouring Bangladesh, an immigration official said, returning them to homes many tried to flee months ago.



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