Boat captain says he was paid to take 65 Rohingya to Malaysia
The Thai authorities yesterday sent 70 alleged illegal immigrants to detention at the Satun Immigration Police Office and two local police stations. National police inspector-general Pol General Suchat Theerasawat was to join the case meeting yesterday afternoon, a police source said. Meanwhile, Satun Islamic Committee president Arun Maji said he had instructed his deputy to co-ordinate donations for food aid and needed items for the 65 Muslim Rohingya. The Rohingya was sent to stay at a shelter in Songkhlaâs Rattaphum district, he said. The Rohingya community in Thailand would look out for the boat passengers, said the chairman of the Rohingya Association in Thailand, Siyeed Alam.