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Locals vow to resist plans for Ranong refugee camp

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A group of residents in Ranong yesterday voiced strong opposition to calls by rights groups to set up a Rohingya refugee camp in the province.There are more than 800 illegal Rohingya migrants being detained in the southern provinces following three crackdowns earlier this month in Songkhla. 

A residents' group in Ranong has been campaigning against any request to establish refugee camps in the province.

Group leader Sucheep Patthong said his group could not agree with human rights advocates who are calling for the government to set up camps for Rohingya refugees in the Andaman coastal provinces, Thai News Agency reported.

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