Army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha yesterday opposed any plan to set up a permanent refugee camp for the 850 Rohingya illegal migrants detained in raids in the South this month.
He said setting up the camp could backfire in the long run as it would make Thailand a target country for illegal migrants.
"We have to get them proper help but we also have to consider it from a security perspective. If we take them in, it could cause long-term problems," he said.
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