Thailand: Probe departure of Rohingya “boat people”

Thailand: Probe departure of Rohingya “boat people” – Aliran Online, March 7, 2011
…In January 2009, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva chaired a meeting of Thailand’s National Security Council that authorised the navy to intercept incoming Rohingya boats and detain the passengers in off-shore holding centres. Later that year, Thai security forces were captured on video towing boats with Rohingyas out to sea, which the government initially denied. Prime Minister Abhisit later stated in a media interview: “It’s not exactly clear whose work it is. All the authorities say it’s not their policy, but I have reason to believe some instances of this happened, but if I can have the evidence as to who exactly did this, I will certainly bring them to account…”

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