Thailand: NHRC meets NGOs to resolve refugee issue

Royal Thai Goverment
Date: 19 Feb 2010

BANGKOK, 19 February 2010 (NNT) – Representatives from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) attended a meeting at Mae Tao Clinic run by Burmese medical doctor, Cynthia Mong at the border Tak province. The area is a residing camp for 1,100 Karen refugees from Burma.

According to NHRC representative, MD Niran Pitakwatchara, the team reported that Karen refugees were forced back to Myanmar via land mined routes. The visit was made with the attempt to make sure the officers performed their tasks in adherence to human rights principles.

Mr Niran urged the government sector to join hands with officers, while the relief must be provided without causing trouble for the Thai people.

In addition, the NHRC has invited Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to a meeting on 23 February 2010 to seek better resolutions over the refugee issue in Thailand.

News ID: 255302190047