So far this year 5000 Rohingya (Burmese Muslim) refugees presumably from Bangladesh have been apprehended by the Thai Navy, the most recent incident was a week ago.
UNITED Nations help for dealing with the issue of Burmese boat people has been urged by Royal Thai Navy officials.
They are concerned by a startling rise in the number of Rohingya men arrested in Thai waters, especially so far this month.
The latest large group of men apprehended on Saturday were ”like sardines in a can,” a spokesman told Phuketwan.
So far this year, nearly 5000 Rohingya have been caught. Concerns are held for Thaiand’s security because they have all been men.*
The Navy has supplied Phuketwan with photographs of its December 13 interception and capture of a single boatload of 210 Burmese Muslim men. (See Photo)
*Thailand has been having problems in recent years with Islamic terrorism. And, it just occurred to me, George Bush has nothing to do with it.