Daily Archives: May 27, 2015

Thousands of migrants 'lost at sea' off Southeast Asia (Al Jazeera)

May 27, 2015 By Ted Regencia   Agencies appeal for $26m financial aid, saying Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants are drifting in “rickety boats”. Manila, The Philippines – Thousands of Rohingya migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh are still lost

Banker slams 1MDB officials' no-show (The Straits Times)

PM Najib’s brother irked by their absence at hearing PROMINENT banker Nazir Razak slammed 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) after both its president and former chief executive skipped a scheduled hearing before the bipartisan Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday. “Your company

Rise of the 'living inheritance' puts pressure on Asian retirees: HSBC report (Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka))

HSBC’s report, ‘The Future of Retirement – Choices For Later Life’, reveals the existence of a ‘living inheritance’ whereby 65 percent of retirees in Asia on average are providing regular financial support to their family and friends, compared with the

Thousands of migrants 'lost at sea' off Southeast Asia (United News of Bangladesh)

Dhaka, May 27 (UNB) – Thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants are still lost at sea and waiting to be rescued in the Bay of Bengal and the AndamanSea, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and International

UBD, UKM and UI to Organise 9th MIB Medical Sciences Conference (BruDirect (Brunei))

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in collaboration with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universitas Indonesia (UI) will organise the 9th Malaysia-Indonesia-Brunei (M-I-B) Medical Sciences Conference. The event will be held at the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah (PAPRSB) Institute of

Migrant crisis raises hopes of tackling Asia's trafficking problem (dpa German Press Agency)

Some are hopeful the ongoing Rohingya migrant crisis could force countries in Asia to answer longstanding questions over the trade and maybe even lead to change. Bangkok (dpa) – Sameera, an ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar’s Arakan State, was on her

Amnesty urges Government to take action over refugees (Mizzima (Burma))

Amnesty International has urged governments attending the Regional Summit on Irregular Migration in Bangkok on 29 May to cooperate and take immediate action to protect people whose lives are at risk in South East Asian waters in an open letter

Tribunals in 7 divisions for quick disposal of trafficking cases: Minister (United News of Bangladesh)

Dhaka, May 27 (UNB) Law Minister Anisul Haque on Wednesday said tribunals will be set up in the country’s seven divisions for the quick disposal of human trafficking cases. The Law Ministry has already sent letters to the Finance and

Monarch Consented to an Audience with UIM President (BruDirect (Brunei))

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, yesterday consented to receive in audience Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Professor Dr. Mohd Yusof

What they say (China Daily)

“The development of modern border-crossing procedures is key to improve connectivity between nations and continents, which fosters economic growth and job creation.” Chiristian Friis Bach, under-secretary-general and executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe “The decision of