Rohingya asylum seekers - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Rohingya asylum seekers


Indonesia demands answers from Australia on asylum boat 'payment'

Jun 13, 2015 - 2:30 PM

We are really concerned if it is confirmed – Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi

MIGRANTS. Ethnic Muslim Rohingya migrants, believed to have come from Myanmar and Bangladesh, on an abandoned boat drifting in the Andaman Sea on May 14, 2015. Photo by EPA.

Indonesia to probe claims Australia paid asylum-seeker boat to turn back

Jun 11, 2015 - 7:44 PM

If that is true we would truly regret that something like this could happen Indonesia s foreign ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir says

REFUGE SEEKERS. Asylum seekers from Sri Lanka stand in their boat at a seaport in Cilegon, Banten, Indonesia, in 2009, looking to make their way to Australia. File photo by EPA

Indonesian police say Australia paid crew of asylum-seeker boat to turn back

Jun 10, 2015 - 7:32 PM

The captain and five boat crew told police they were each paid 5 000 by an Australian immigration official to turn back to Indonesia

THE UNWANTED. Rohingya migrants jump to collect food supplies dropped by a Thai army helicopter from a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14, 2015. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Refugee to rights lawyer: Why we should help the Rohingya

May 22, 2015 - 4:15 PM

What we actually have now is a humanitarian crisis and as various nations continue to violate their international obligations more will continue to die at sea

ASYLUM SEEKERS. Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants are seen in a truck as they arrive at a naval base before being transferred to Kuala Kedah jetty with the navy ship 'KD Mahawangsa', in Langkawi, Malaysia. Photo by: EPA/Fazry Ismail