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Manhunt after eight detained Rohingya escape Songkhla holding centre

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Manhunt after eight detained Rohingya escape Songkhla holding centre

By The Nation

 

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Security officials launched a manhunt after eight detained Rohingya migrants broke out of their cells in Songkhla province on Monday.
 

The group, including a boy, climbed out of a holding centre in the province’s Rattaphum district, according to police.

 

Victims of human-trafficking rings, they have been held in the centre over the past months as they await a resettlement programme and deportation.

 

The group fled the holding facility on Monday morning and could be hiding out in a nearby rubber plantation or forested area, but officials had no clue of their whereabouts as of late evening.

 

Thailand is a transit point for Rohingya migrants from both Myanmar and refugee camps in Bangladesh.

 

They prefer resettlement in predominantly Muslim countries in Southeast Asia like Malaysia and Indonesia.

 

While many of them take a sea journey across the Indian Ocean, some travel overland through the Kingdom.

 

Thailand has no policy of welcoming them and they are charged with illegal entry if arrested in the country.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30345392

 

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45 minutes ago, webfact said:

Thailand has no policy of welcoming them

Sounds like the standard idea that goes for all nowadays.

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Manhunt......Treated as criminals for trying to escape genocide.

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2 hours ago, lemonjelly said:

Manhunt......Treated as criminals for trying to escape genocide.

Yup...  goes to the heart of what it is to be Thai.

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Yes these people are trying to get to Malaysia, good luck, I hope they sneak across

the border and make it to the promised land.

Geezer

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A "manhunt" has been launched to find 8 impoverished Rohingya but so far little effort to find one affluent energy drink company heir.

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On ‎5‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 12:02 AM, Curmudgeon1 said:

If Thais are so bad, why don't you go home.  

That has to be the most ridiculous thing I have read in a long time. Where I choose to live has nothing to do with this topic.

Any country that stands by and allows genocide to happen is repugnant. However, to treat the people trying to escape genocide like criminals is beyond repugnant.  I will never understand Thainess and I am ok with that.

"Victims of human-trafficking rings, they have been held in the centre over the past months". More like victims of THAI human-trafficking rings. Just illustrates how morally bankrupt Thai society really is.

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