The government has agreed to hold about 2,000 Rohingya migrants in detention centres nationwide for another six months, Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok said on Thursday.
The migrants were originally due to remain in the centres for six months while the government assessed options for their relocation, but that initial deadline passed last month. The new detention deadline would now end in January.
The deputy PM, who oversees national security, was responding to an opposition request for details on the government's policy to deal with the Rohingya migrants.
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