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Phuket police detain over 60 ethnic Rohingyas after boat aground

PHUKET, Feb 26 - The police in this southern resort province of Phuket detained 65 ethnic Rohingyas from Myanmar after their boat was damaged by strong waves and washed aground in the provincial seat. The ethnic minorities looked exhausted when they were found wandering about asking for food from local people. Read

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More Rohingya Boatpeople Reported to be Sailing South

MORE boatpeople are reported to be sailing south as doubts are being cast on Thailand's version of how 91 Rohingya who originally landed in Thailand ended up 700 kilometres away in Indian territory. The boatload of men and boys first landed on the Andaman coast, south of Phuket, before being trucked

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Rohingya boat people’s plight in focus as Thailand to deport 91 to Myanmar

Thai police said on Monday as many as 91 Rohingya boat people, who ended up in the country while fleeing from Myanmar, will be deported, the Voice of America said on Monday. Rohingya are stateless, Bengali-speaking Muslims from northern Rakhine state in Myanmar, according to the United Nations Human Rights Commission

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