Philip Hammond meeting President Thein Sein, who has stepped up repression of the Rohingya.
Fleeing escalating persecution in Burma, thousands of Rohingya refugees are in boats off the coasts of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Many are starving and many have died, yet these countries refuse to allow the boats to land. Some have now been at sea for months.
EU Foreign Ministers are meeting on Monday, but this crisis isn't on the agenda of their meeting. Unless dramatic action is taken, these refugees could die at sea, some within sight of land. The EU must apply pressure on Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia to allow the refugees to land.