Suspected ethnic Rohingya migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh rest as they were detained at the district hall in Rattaphum district Thailand, May 9th 2015. Police discovered a mass grave in the southern province of Songkhla containing 26 bodies at an abandoned camp used by human traffickers. Photograph: EPA.

Mass graves and suspected human trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the cou(...)

A Rohingya migrant who arrived by boat holds her child at Julok village in Kuta Binje, Indonesia’s Aceh Province, on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Indonesia and Malaysia agreed yesterday to take in thousands of migrants stranded at sea until they can be sent home or resettled in a third country,(...)

Rohingya migrant children who arrived by boat, receive biscuits from a volunteer at the port of Julok village in Kuta Binje, Indonesia’s Aceh Province on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters 1:36

Malaysia and Indonesia said on Wednesday they would offer temporary shelter to 7,000 “boat people” adrift at sea in rickety boats, but made clear t(...)

Migrant Rohingya children from Burma rest with their family at the confinement area in the fishing port of Kuala Langsa in Aceh province. Photograph: Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images

Crowded under tarpaulin tents strewn with rubbish and boxes of water, the Burmese and Bangladeshi migrants speak of horrors at sea: of murders, of peo(...)

A boat carrying hundreds of Rohingya migrants  from Burma drifting in Thai waters  in the Andaman Sea.  Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

A wooden fishing boat carrying several hundred migrants from Burma (Myanmar) was spotted adrift in the Andaman Sea yesterday, part of an exodus in whi(...)

A Rohingya migrant eats food dropped by a Thai army helicopter after he jumped to collect supplies at sea from a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14th, 2015. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Thailand has found a boat drifting off its west coast carrying 300 migrants but has refused to grant it permission to land, a senior police officer sa(...)

A child, believed to be Rohingya, inside a shelter after he was rescued along with hundreds of others on Sunday from boats in Lhoksukon, Indonesia’s Aceh Province. Photograph: Reuters/Roni Bintang

A Bangladesh coastguard and navy team rescued 116 Malaysia-bound migrants on Tuesday, including several children, from a boat that had been abandoned(...)

A traditional Thai style fishing boat which was used by Myanmar Rohingya refugees. Indonesia rescued more than 500 Myanmar Rohingya found drifting in boats. Rohingya Muslims have suffered decades of state-sanctioned discrimination  in Myanmar. EPA

Thailand and Malaysia may set up camps and detention centres to shelter hundreds of refugees arriving on their shores, officials said on Tuesday, as a(...)

An ambulance carrying the coffin of a death row prisoner arrives at Wijayapura port after returning from the prison island of Nusakambangan in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia. An Indonesian firing squad executed eight convicted drug-traffickers from several countries on Wednesday, prompting Australia to recall its envoy to Jakarta and bringing an angry reaction from Brazil. Photograph: Beawiharta/Reuters 1:37

Australia will withdraw its ambassador from Indonesia in protest at the execution of two of its citizens for drug smuggling.Prime minister Tony Abbott(...)

Healy Mac’s Bar in Kuala Lumpur, winner of the Best Irish Pub in the World (Outside Ireland) Irish Times competition. Photograph: Aepulusia Maxcrazy

Healy Mac’s in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur has won the Best Irish Pub in the World (Outside Ireland) competition. The pub won for its commit(...)