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Prawit calm on Rohingya influx threat

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Vessel with 90 Rohingya Muslims on board

A distressed vessel discovered by the US Navy (USN) Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigate USS RENTZ (FFG 46) 300 miles from shore with 90 people on board, including women and children. The RENTZ provided assistance and took the Ecuadorian citizens to Guatemala, from where they would be repatriated. (SUBSTANDARD). Photograph used under Creative Commons licence.


Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon does not expect recent clashes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to cause an influx of Rohingya Muslims into Thailand. However, authorities have been instructed to prepare for the worst.

Gen Prawit, also defence minister, was speaking yesterday about whether the confrontation between Myanmar authorities and Rohingya militants will ease. Earlier, he met Myanmar’s Supreme Commander Min Aung Hlaing during his visit to Thailand to attend the Thai-Myanmar High-Level Committee (HLC) meeting.

Full story: Bangkok Post

WASSANA NANUAM & JAKKRAPHAN NATHANRI
BANGKOK POST


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