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Boat captain says he was paid to take 65 Rohingya to Malaysia

News Summed Up 2019-06-12 05:30:00

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 Songkhla’s 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.