post 29 May 2015
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Malaysia's human traffickers adapt to survive - and are back in business

Speed boats ferry people to shore from a giant ship hovering off the coast after the ransom is paid - and those who die onboard are simply tipped over the side.

article 26 May 2015 World, Malaysia
Malaysia graves: grim secrets of trafficking camps revealed

Channel 4 News along with photo-journalist Raul Gallego Abellan travel deep into the jungle to the Malaysian trafficking camps after mass graves were uncovered along the border.

article 25 May 2015 World, Malaysia
Malaysia finds 139 graves in abandoned trafficking camps

Malaysian authorities discover signs of torture and graves with multiple bodies in more than two dozen abandoned camps linked to human trafficking.

article 24 May 2015 World, Malaysia
Malaysia finds mass graves of 'migrants' near Thai border

Mass graves and suspected human trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the country's home minister says.

article 22 May 2015 World, Thailand
Bangkok protests (Reuters)
Bangkok: students protest against military rule

Students stage protests against the Thai authorities, a year after the army seized power from an elected government.

post 21 May 2015
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Rohingya will not be saved by the new 'no push-back' policy

As odious as the business of smuggling people across the Andaman Sea is, the traffickers and the "boat people" fleeing Burma and Bangladesh share a common cause.

post 20 May 2015
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Nightmare at sea ends for the 'green boat' migrants

The mystery of the 'green boat' was solved this morning when 400-odd occupants of a rickety fishing trawler turned up on the Indonesian coast in the early hours of this morning.

article 19 May 2015 World, Malaysia
Pushed back out to sea: clock ticking for Rohingya migrants

UN agencies urge Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand to stop pushing migrant boats back out to sea, as fears grow for those stranded with dwindling food supplies.

article 15 May 2015 World, Thailand
Thousands of migrants stranded off Indonesia

Up to 8,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants are thought to be stranded at sea as Indonesia and other south Asian governments prevent them from coming ashore.