The images of boat refugees in the Andaman Sea make me think of the novel Uncle Tom's cabin, written in the 1800 century by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. The book is based on stories from former slaves.
Although slavery has been banned in most countries and is also totally banned under international law, slavery still exists in a new form: human trafficking. In the past, slave owners used cane to make slaves work hard. Modern traffickers use guns to threaten people to work, sell people as property and use the mobile phone to demand ransom from family members in their home country.
In April last year, a burgeoning journalist from the AP News Agency found that over 1000 fishermen from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos had been captured and held as slaves on an island in Indonesia for nearly two years. : A mass grave was discovered in a human trafficking camp in southern Thailand, just off the border with Malaysia.
Then thousands of stateless Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi economic migrants were found stranded at sea – stranded because none of the surrounding countries allowed them to land.
In the region, Myanmar has received the most pressure from the international community in connection with the "Rohingya refugee crisis". The Rohingya are a Muslim people living in the border areas between Myanmar. . .