Myanmar Rescues Two Migrant Boats at Bangladesh Border

Myanmar has rescued two migrant boats holding more than 200 people in its waters near the border with Bangladesh.
It was Myanmar's first such rescue. It has faced strong criticism for not doing enough to aid those stranded at sea and stem the migrant crisis. Most stranded migrants are Rohingya fleeing persecution in Myanmar; others are economic migrants from Bangladesh.
More than 3,000 have landed in neighbouring Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, which have offered aid.

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