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Myanmar team to vet Rohingya

Offers to take 2,000 back, subject to checks

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN : Myanmar will send officials to Thailand to help investigate whether about 2,000 Rohingya migrants now being sheltered in Thailand are from Myanmar's restive Rakhine state. 

Surapong Tovichakchaikul, deputy prime minister and foreign minister, said Myanmar is unconvinced all the migrants were from the Rakhine state despite the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees confirming that most were.

The Myanmar government believes some of them might be from Bangladesh, which adjoins Rakhine state, he said.

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