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Malaysian police said on Monday they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned "detention" camps capable of housing hundreds of people, laying bare the grim extent of the region's migrant crisis. National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said authorities were exhuming the remains and it remained unclear how many bodies may lie in the pits, located in a remote and hard-to-reach area of mountainous jungle along the Thai border. "(Authorities) found 139 suspected graves.
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated on Friday that it was poised to raise rates this year if the economy keeps improving as expected, though a raft of recent data has suggested it is growing only modestly in the second quarer. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was up 0.3 percent, off earlier lows as shares in China rallied after Beijing said it is seeking private funding for over $300 billion worth of public projects. The National Development & Reform Commission on Monday unveiled the list of 1,043 public-private partnership (PPP) projects on its website, in the latest effort by the government to reinvigorate China's flagging economy.