Migrant boat still being held off Myanmar coast

More than 700 migrants found packed aboard an overcrowded boat in the Andaman Sea were still being held offshore by Myanmar’s navy on Monday, more than three days after the converted fishing vessel was intercepted off the country’s coast. “The government is checking their identity, asking what they want to do and where they want to go,” government spokesman Ye Htut told Reuters, without providing further details of the boat’s location. “Usually, most of them want to go back to Bangladesh, so we will arrange according to their wishes.”

via ynetnews.com

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