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Officials urge talks with Myanmar, UN on Rohingya

The
Nation
February
6, 2013 
House Standing Committee on State Security chairman Weng Tojirakan
Wednesday discussed the Rohingya migrant issue and recommended talks with
Myanmar to repatriate them or contact the United Nations to find a third
country to take them in.
National Human Rights
Commission’s head of violation inspection division, Kesarin Tiangsakul, said it
found many
women and children among the
Rohingya migrants who aimed to work in Malaysia and Indonesia, using Thailand
as a transit point.



After they were arrested – and Thai law could detain them for six months – the
government had to find a 
solution
 to the problem because
these people couldn’t be repatriated elsewhere. It also had to provide them
with care on a humanitarian basis, Kesarin said. 
 


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