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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand's PM offers help in trafficking probe of Myanmar refugees

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 06:51am by Reuters

    ... and the United States with any investigation into reports that Thai immigration officials moved Myanmar refugees into human-trafficking rings, the prime minister says. The UN and the US had called ... States and the UN to help with any investigation they need." The Rohingya are stateless Muslims from Myanmar. Clashes between Rohingya and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists exploded in Myanmar last ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand finds 13 dead suspected Myanmar migrants

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 07:08pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Thai police say the bodies of 13 people believed to be migrants from Myanmar seeking work have been found off southern Thailand’s Andaman Sea coast. Lieutenant ... on Wednesday as they sought to travel illegally to Thailand. Thailand hosts hundreds of thousands of migrants from neighbouring Myanmar who are willing to take menial jobs at low pay. They can register ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Desperate Rohingya not waiting for safe sailing season to flee Myanmar

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Morison

    ... yesterday in the country's south- the first of what's likely to be thousands of new arrivals from Myanmar. The so-called safe sailing season usually does not start until October but yesterday's landing of 219 men at a beach in Satun province indicates the desperation of fleeing Rohingya. Three other boats are reported to have set off from Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    China, Vietnam back new Thai military government after West's disavowal

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:20pm by Reuters

    ... Myanmar's foreign affairs ministry said it recognised Thailand's new military rulers. "Thailand is a sovereign state and the military government has been endorsed by their king," Aung Linn, a director general at Myanmar's foreign affairs ministry, said yesterday. "Of course we do recognise them." China's foreign ministry had no immediate response ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand's military government seeks stronger regional ties as West backs off

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by Reuters

    ... on strengthening its relationship with China and others in Asia. Last month, a Thai army delegation visited China and Malaysia's defence minister came to Thailand. Myanmar's army chief is due ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Fury as 1,300 Rohingya refugees are sent back by Thailand

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Fury as 1,300 Rohingyare fugees are sent back Thailand has sent about 1,300 Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, a top official said yesterday, dismaying ... persecuted minorities, have fled sectarian violence in western Myanmar in rickety boats since 2012, mostly heading for Malaysia. About 2,000 who arrived in Thai waters were locked up in overcrowded ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thaksin scales back Myanmar visit after reports of assassination plot

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... Fugitive ex-prime minister's rally of 'red shirts' called off after claim by Bangkok, now doubted, that Myanmar had detained would-be assassin When Thailand's former ... and their opponents for control of the country. His sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is the current prime minister. Officials in Myanmar believe there was no plan to kill Thaksin. They said that the suspect ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Fire at Thai refugee camp on Myanmar border leaves 30 dead

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Most victims were women and children; many in camp had fled violence in nearby Myanmar Fire kills 30 in border refugee centre Thirty people were killed and about 200 injured yesterday when a fire broke out in a camp in northern Thailand housing refugees from neighbouring Myanmar, Thai officials said. Many of the victims were believed to be women ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand told by Human Rights Watch to probe navy over trafficking claim

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 04:08pm

    ... Move comes as journalists face charges over reporting on the plight of Myanmar's ethnic Rohingya A leading international rights group called on Thai authorities on Friday to investigate the navy’s alleged role in the trafficking of desperate migrants from Myanmar instead of charging journalists for reporting on the subject. Thailand’s navy filed criminal defamation ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    32 Myanmar refugees die in fire at Thai camp

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 01:08am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok At least 32 Myanmar refugees died on Friday in a raging fire at a camp in Thailand, officials said. Mae Hong Son Governor Naramol Palawat said the fire ... 3,300 refugees, mostly from Myanmar’s Karen minority, live at the camp. More than 100,000 refugees live in Thai camps near the Myanmar border, mostly ethnic Karen who fled fighting between Karen ...




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