That’s what the Prime Minister of Thailand said earlier this week. Do you get a feeling that these Burmese Muslims are not welcome in Thailand?
Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej last week said Thailand would place Rohingya refugees on a deserted island, according to the Bangkok Post.
”To stop the influx, we have to keep them in a tough place,” Samak was quoted as saying by the English-language Thai daily newspaper on Saturday. “Those who are about to follow will have to know life here will be difficult [so] they won’t sneak in.”
The Thai premier made the statement after emerging from a two-hour meeting of the National Security Council last week, saying that the navy is exploring a deserted island to place the Rohingya refugees living in Thailand.
Samak also suggested that the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) should step in and provide financial support to the Thai government which had shouldered the Rohingya burden for quite some time.
Word is that the Rohingya, many of whom have become radicalized, have also been sneaking into refugee camps. Canada has resettled some of them, and we have not been able to determine if the Burmese Muslims being resettled in the US are in fact Rohingya.
We have written about Rohingya on several previous occasions. Since incompetence on my part keeps me from placing links in here, please use our search function and type in “Rohingya” and our previous posts will be available.