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US Launches Search Flights for Boat People in SE Asia

The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok says the U.S. military has begun conducting maritime surveillance flights off the west coast of Malaysia, supporting efforts to search for thousands of migrants believed stranded at sea on rickety wooden boats. "In consultation with governments in the region, the U.S. on May 24 began conducting maritime surveillance flights off the west coast of Malaysia," said embassy spokesperson Melissa Sweeney in a statement sent via e-mail to VOA...

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