66 illegal Rohingya migrants sent before a Thai judge in this gateway to Myanmar on Wednesday were fined 1,000 baht each (nearly US$30), and when none were able to produce the funds, the judge sentenced them each to five days imprisonment.
Ranong police superintendent Pol.Col. Veerasilp Kwanseng earlier explained that the 66 Rohingyas were the adult men present among 78 boat people detained by the navy on Tuesday.
Twelve of the Rohingya migrants were found to be minors– underage children looking for work, but too young for the Thai authorities to prosecute. The 12 are now being cared for in police custody at the Ranong immigration police office. (TNA)
An improvement If we may say. Definitely… (I would like to add a smiley, but It would be improper).
Question : what will happen after 5 days ? The sea again ?
In a way, the thai authorities are… trapped. Ater the terrible fiasco of the boat people scandal, they are trapped.
And now, they have to take into account what the international community is saying.