Myanmar navy blocks journalists as migrant boat held in limbo

  • World
  • Sunday, 31 May 2015

OFF LEIK ISLAND, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's navy briefly detained and turned back journalists on Sunday near a migrant boat being held off the country's southern coast, according to Reuters witnesses, as officials remained guarded over what would be done with the people on board.

Before being turned away, Reuters reporters saw hundreds of migrants - some rake thin - crammed on the deck of the converted Thai fishing boat that had been intercepted in the Andaman Sea on Friday and held in the waters off Leik island.

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