Thai Navy failed to find Southeast Asian migrants

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In Southeast Asia, thousands of Rohingya migrants from Myanmar are stuck and lost on the Andaman sea. And human-trafficking camps in Thailand and Malaysia are being shut down. Despite offers of aid from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, not a single boat has been found.
CCTV-America’s Tony Cheng files the report from the Andaman sea off the coast of Thailand.

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Thai Navy failed to find Southeast Asian migrants

Thai Navy failed to find Southeast Asian migrants

In Southeast Asia, thousands of Rohingya migrants from Myanmar are stuck and lost on the Andaman sea. And human-trafficking camps in Thailand and Malaysia are being shut down. Despite offers of aid from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, not a single boat has been found. CCTV-America's Tony Cheng files the reports from the Andaman sea off the coast of Thailand.

Highlights:.

  • That aid is going to be provided aboard the HTMS Angthong, a floating dock that can literally provide a floating harbour for any Rohingya boats thought to be in need.
  • In 2009, it was revealed the Navy was leaving disabled Rohingya boats on the open sea, often without food, fuel or water.