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SE Asia Nations Rebuff Calls to Rescue Stranded Boat People

Thousands of Bangladeshis and ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar remain stranded on boats off the coasts of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, as governments in the region indicate little interest in rescuing them. Rights workers in touch by phone with one Thai-registered boat, believed to be in either the waters of Thailand or Malaysia with 350 migrants on board, has made repeated desperate appeals for assistance. Those on board, including 50 women and 84 children, say they are enduring a...

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