Myanmar repatriates 159 Bangladesh boat migrants

Myanmar has returned 159 Bangladeshi migrants rescued from boats stranded off its coast in May, officials said on Tuesday, the latest group to be repatriated after a migration crisis that unfurled across Southeast Asia. More than 800 men, women and children were picked up from ships abandoned by smugglers in the Bay of Bengal in recent months, after a Thai crackdown on people-smuggling led gang bosses to abandon their human cargo on land and at sea.

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