Bangkok lobbies OIC over Rohingya
- Published: 31 Jan 2013 at 20.40
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SONGKHLA _ Thailand has lobbied the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to help tackle the problem of illegal Rohingya migrants being sheltered in the country.
Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul told 15 OIC diplomats that the country needed cooperation from the Islamic body and other international organisations to end the problem.
"If possible, we would like to send them back to their place of origin or a third country," Mr Surapong said after leading them on a visit to a temporary shelter for about 100 Rohingya women and children in Muang district in Songkhla province.
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