|Illegal Rohingya migrants arrested in Ranong province, Thailand, January 27, 2009. Photo: EPA|
A Thai police investigation into the deaths of three Muslim Rohingya migrants being trafficked illegally through the country continued January 21 when a group of rescued people identified the cars used to transport them, according to a report in The Nation January 22.
|A Rohingya woman carries a water pot at Bawdupah internally displaced people's camp on the outskirts of Sittwe, Rakhine State on May 18, 2013. Photo: Soe Than Win/AFP|
The Rakhine State government will file a complaint with the Myanmar government if the United Nations intervenes and calls for citizenship for Rohingyas in western Myanmar, according to the state minister in a statement issued on January 7.
|Ethnic Rohingya migrants from Myanmar leave a police station to face a charge of illegal entry in Ranong province, southern Thailand, January 28, 2009. Photo: EPA|
In a sign that the Thai government is showing more compassion to Rohingya migrants being trafficked through their country, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Yutthawong said Wednesday that his government was in the process of negotiating with foreign governments to resettle those migrants who have been arrested and detained, according to The Nation on January 7.
|Thailand periodically intercepts illegal migrants transiting the country on route to Malaysia and other countries. Migrants thought to be from Myanmar's Rohingya community are pictured here on January 16, 2013, at a detention centre in southern Thailand after they were rounded up by the authorities. Photo: AFP|
More than 50 migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar, have been picked up in southern Thailand after authorities acting on a tip-off stopped trucks smuggling them through the country, a local official said Monday.
|Europe-based Rohingyas held their first conference in Esbjerg, Denmark December 27-28, 2014. Photo: rohingyablogger.com|
Europe based Rohingyas held their very first conference in Esbjerg, Denmark, from 27 to 28 December 2014. The attendees discussed the intercommunal tensions in Rakhine State and the legal and human rights implecations of the ongoing conflict.