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S-E Asian govts urged to save thousands of migrants feared adrift at sea

A Rohingya boy with other illegal migrants at a temporary detention centre in Langkawi. Nearly 2,000 boatpeople from Myanmar and Bangladesh have swum ashore, been rescued or intercepted off Malaysia and Indonesia in recent days.

Langkawi, Malaysia

THOUSANDS of migrants believed to be stranded at sea without food and water could die unless South-east Asian governments act urgently to rescue them, migrant groups and the United Nations on Tuesday.

Underscoring the concern, a migrant organisation said a vessel...

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