Indonesia, Malaysia Agree To Provide Temporary Shelter To Stranded Migrants

PUTRAJAYA, May 20 (Bernama) -- Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to continue to provide humanitarian assistance, by offering temporary shelter to 7,000 irregular migrants still at sea.

The announcement was contained in a joint statement read by Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman after a meeting with his counterparts from Indonesia, Retno Marsudi and Thailand, General Tanasak Patimapragor here today to address the plight of the irregular migrants.

Anifah said the two countries agreed to provide the temporary shelter provided that the resettlement and repatriation process would be done in one year by the international community.....