Thais protest idea of Rohingya refugee center

Thais protest idea of Rohingya refugee center - The Irrawaddy, February 4, 2009
Around one thousand protesters gathered in Thailand's southern port city of Ranong yesterday to demonstrate against suggestions that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is seeking to establish a Rohingya refugee center in the area.
According to an official Thai report, the demonstrators were mostly local residents "acting on behalf of a Thai-[Burmese] human rights commission." They formed a picket line with signs in Thai and English after they were blocked from entering Ranong Airport, where they planned to submit copies of a protest letter to representatives of the embassies of Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh and India...

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