Human Trafficking

RVISION January 23, 2018

Nakhon Si Thammarat police yesterday arrested two individuals on suspicion of being involved in the smuggling into Thailand of seven Rohingya who were earlier detained in Thung Song district. Pol Col Kritsana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, said the arrests were made after the Thung Song Provincial Court on Friday approved the […]

RVISION December 29, 2017

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 29th December 2017 Phauktaw: Burmese Authorities greed for bribe set the sea route for Human traffickers in trafficking Rohingyas to Malaysia in villages of Phauktaw Township today (29th December 2017), reports a local. Around 100 villagers from village of Sin Tat Maw village track have been trapped by a […]

RVISION October 24, 2016

Myanmar authorities have arrested 17 Rohingya Muslims who were smuggled from troubled western Arakan (Rakhine) State to the country’s commercial capital Yangon, an official said Sunday. A police officer in Yangon told Anadolu Agency, “we arrested 17 Bengalis from Rakhine in Yangon yesterday” — referring to the Arakanese Rohingyas. Rohingya have been fleeing Myanmar in […]

RVISION March 24, 2016

JAKARTA – An international forum aimed at combatting human trafficking agreed Wednesday to establish a regional mechanism to handle issues relating to asylum seekers and refugees, less than a year after a boat people crisis in Southeast Asia. In May last year, thousands of people — mostly Bangladeshis and persecuted Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar — […]

RVISION March 22, 2016

BANGKOK – Around 25,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority group have left camps for displaced people in western Myanmar and returned to the communities they fled during state sponsored violence in 2012, the United Nations said on Monday. The number of people still in camps has fallen to around 120,000 from 145,000 in Arakan […]

RVISION March 21, 2016

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has begun her visit to Indonesia with a colourful visit to a Jakarta primary school. Ms Bishop was greeted by a small troupe of fan-swirling dancing school girls on Monday, adorned in red and gold at the school in Menteng, Central Jakarta. It marks the beginning of a three-day visit in […]

RVISION March 18, 2016

Seven international human rights groups on Wednesday urged the Thai government to better protect the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and victims of human trafficking in the Southeast Asian country, which has for years been dogged by criticism for its handling of these populations, including many Burmese. A joint statement from the organizations released in […]

RVISION February 29, 2016

PADANG BESAR – The lane starts deep inside the forest behind a rubber tree estate in Felcra Lubuk Sireh. It takes an hour and a half to get there on a motorcycle. Walking there will take four hours. Then, it’s a leisurely 45-minute walk. After that, you are in Thailand, in a village known as […]

RVISION February 24, 2016

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andreas Needham – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 23 February 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A new UNHCR report has found that mixed maritime movements in South-East Asia were three times more deadly […]