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SE Asian Governments Urged to Rescue Stranded Migrants at Sea

International agencies are calling on navies in Southeast Asia to rescue as many as 10,000 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh who may be stranded at sea and facing an uncertain fate. In recent days, around 2,000 boat people from the two countries have been rescued or swam ashore in Malaysia and Indonesia. But some smugglers and crews reportedly abandoned ship after Thai authorities cracked down on their safe havens, mostly located on rubber plantations in the country’s south. Now...

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