Coup leader Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has sought to allay critics’ fears over the junta’s plan to repatriate Myanmar refugees, saying human rights principles will be upheld.
During his weekly televised address, which he has held in lieu of media conferences since shortly after the coup, Gen Prayuth said authorities are yet to start the repatriation.
“The Thai government and the neighbouring administration have to find an appropriate way to ensure a safe return of the refugees,” he said. “The significant matter is that human rights must not be violated.”
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