Australia's search for MH370 under scrutiny

2015-05-28 15:01

Nearly a year after embarking on a multi-million dollar quest to solve one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries, authorities and search teams are being criticised over their approach to finding Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian Ocean.

Malaysian police begin exhuming bodies at jungle camps

2015-05-26 12:51

Malaysian police forensic teams, digging with hoes and shovels, begin the grim task of exhuming the bodies of dozens of suspected victims of human traffickers found buried around jungle camps near the Thai border.

Malaysia finds 139 graves in jungle trafficking camps

2015-05-25 18:05

Malaysia has found 139 graves, and signs of torture, in more than two dozen squalid human trafficking camps suspected to have been used by gangs smuggling migrants across the border.

Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims

2015-05-24 12:24

Malaysian authorities says they have discovered a series of graves in more than a dozen abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand, where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.

Malaysia orders search-and-rescue for migrants

2015-05-21 22:10

Four Malaysian navy ships have begun searching the seas for stranded boat people, in the first official rescue operation since desperate migrants started washing onto Southeast Asia's shores.

Malaysian foreign minister to visit migrants

2015-05-21 05:41

The Malaysian foreign minister is to visit Myanmar to discuss the thousands of migrants from Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic minority adrift across South-East Asia.

Kidnappers demand ransom for Malaysian hostages in Borneo

2015-05-17 12:21

Suspected Philippine Abu Sayyaf rebels have demanded a ransom in exchange for the release of two Malaysians seized in Borneo, a Malaysian police official says.

Malaysia stops migrants towed back to sea

2015-05-16 15:37

Malaysian vessels have intercepted a boat crammed with migrants after the Thai navy towed it away from Thailand, the latest of a number of vessels pushed back to sea.

Malaysian PM 'very concerned with plight of migrants'

2015-05-15 14:00

Malaysian PM Najib Razak says he is "very concerned with the plight of migrants" flooding to Southeast Asian shores, calling it an issue of international importance.

MH370 search finds uncharted shipwreck

2015-05-13 10:43

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has uncovered a previously uncharted shipwreck, leading officials to say that if the plane is in their search zone they will find it.


Malaysia believes 139 bodies in migrant graves - minister

2015-05-28 13:03

Malaysia says it believes 139 people are buried in graves at remote detention camps used by people-smugglers on the Thai border which were discovered on the weekend.

Malaysian trafficking camps 'abandoned after crackdown'

2015-05-26 12:00

Malaysian police believe at least two of the jungle camps where they have found nearly 140 graves of suspected human trafficking victims were abandoned in the last two to three weeks.

Malaysia PM 'deeply concerned' by mass graves

2015-05-25 13:20

Prime Minister Najib Razak says he is “deeply concerned” by the first discovery of mass graves of suspected illegal migrants in northern Malaysia and vowed to find those responsible.

US readies air patrols in search for Rohingya migrants

2015-05-22 14:19

The US is readying air patrols to help search for stranded migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Malaysian PM orders rescue of migrant boats

2015-05-21 08:04

Prime Minister Najib Razak says he has ordered the Malaysian navy and coastguard to conduct search and rescue operations for boats carrying stricken migrants including ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar.

Migrant crisis: Families torn apart

2015-05-19 06:14

A teenage son fleeing poverty on a perilous sea voyage - the story of one Rohingya family illustrates the torment and dreams driving Asia's migrant boat crisis.

Malaysian minister to meet Indonesian, Thai counterparts on migrants

2015-05-17 09:29

Malaysia says that its foreign minister would meet his Indonesian and Thai counterparts to discuss the surge in stricken migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar flooding to Southeast Asia.

Desperate scenes in migrant boat rescue

2015-05-15 22:04

Desperate migrants facing certain death as their overcrowded boat began sinking fought for space on the stricken vessel, throwing some people overboard.

Rohingya refugee crisis deepens - boat found

2015-05-13 22:13

Another boat has been found at sea off Malaysia as the Rohingya refugee crisis in Southeast Asia deepens.

Bangladesh detains boat adrift with 116 migrants

2015-05-12 19:25

Bangladesh has discovered 116 nationals, some sick from a lack of food, adrift in a fishing trawler in the Bay of Bengal after being abandoned by smugglers en route to Malaysia, officials say.

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