More than 5,000 Rohingya have sneaked into Thailand: Isoc
Dithaporn Sasasamit, spokesperson for the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc), said Thursday that up to 5,899 Rohingya migrants had sneaked into Thailand on 48 occasions since last October.
The Thai authorities have arrested 1,752 Rohingya migrants, of whom 1,442 were men and 310 women and children, and are undergoing legal procedure as per the 1979 Immigration Act.
The men were put under the care of the Immigration Police Bureau in Songkhla and nearby provinces, while the women and children were at the Human Security and Social Development Office in Songkhla.
Dithaporn said that at a meeting on January 25, related agencies at the Foreign Ministry had resolved to gather all Rohingya migrants and provide them with shelter and welfare as per humanitarian principles. It was also decided that the agencies could get government funding via the National Security Council for a period of no more than six months.