Countries pledge to cooperate in dealing with the root causes.
Civil society groups say the draft should not go to parliament until they can weigh in.
Critics point to fears of lost votes in Myanmar's upcoming national elections.
The closures are the first since an outbreak of HIV in the province last year.
Two more suspected migrant boats are spotted off Malaysia and Bangladesh plans to relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees.
The ongoing conflict in Shan state could delay the forging of a permanent nationwide peace deal with the government.
May 29 gathering in Thai capital is region’s first meeting on human trafficking, illegal migration.
They say the government should not succumb to outside pressure to accept those from the minority Muslim group rescued from boats or still stuck at sea.
After a traumatic journey by boat, 15-year-old does not want to go back to a refugee camp in Bangladesh.
They were among more than 200 boat people found off the coast of Myanmar last week.
Critics say the move to sue government critics curbs freedom of speech online.
Authorities say the refugees are being housed in a western state until their nationalities can be proven.
The foreign minister accuses them of meddling in the country’s internal affairs.
The government says it will help the Rohingya migrants who have been at sea for months if it can verify that they are from Myanmar.
Thailand turned away their boat three times, and Malaysian sailors threatened to shoot them if they did not leave territorial waters, passengers say.
He says ruling party lawmakers could vote him out of the body’s vice presidency.
Myanmar Muslims among more than 200,000 foreigners in India who fled conflict in other countries.
They set up blockades in the road to prevent trucks from accessing the area.
The refugees from Rakhine state had been caught after they were abandoned by traffickers at sea.
An official says he will be deported to Russia where he faces embezzlement charges.
A convicted drug trafficker has filed a complaint against the reporter who wrote about her.
They say Cambodia must create jobs at home to keep laborers from going to South Korea.
Sam Rainsy says the station will ‘favor’ his party, but won’t be controlled by it.
Another boat carrying 500 migrants has been spotted off Malaysia.
He asks parliament to approve the request amid ongoing fighting near the border with China.
He says the refugees found off of Indonesia and Malaysia were not from Rakhine state.
They have asked rights group Adhoc to submit a complaint to the Cambodian government on their behalf.
But insurgents say they repelled the attacks, killing some 30 government troops.
Thousands of boat people may be languishing at sea and Bangkok says it has discovered 73 human-smuggling camps in the south.
The court released one 16-year-old student on bail because he must be tried in a juvenile court.