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Southeast Asian Countries Object to Influx of Boat People

Southeast Asian governments continue to express unwillingness to take in boat loads of migrants and refugees abandoned at sea by people smugglers, worsening an already dire humanitarian crisis. Activists estimate as many as 8,000 so-called boat people remain adrift, many without adequate food or water, after a Thai crackdown on a vast people-smuggling ring disrupted the criminal transportation networks. Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand - three countries where the migrants and refugees...

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