Thailand

RVISION April 2, 2018

A boat carrying dozens of Rohingya refugees trying to reach Malaysia briefly stopped off Koh Lanta in Krabi province, an official said Sunday, as fears grow about overcrowded camps for the stateless minority fleeing violence in Myanmar. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter in southern Bangladesh since Myanmar launched a brutal crackdown in August […]

RVISION January 23, 2018

Nakhon Si Thammarat police yesterday arrested two individuals on suspicion of being involved in the smuggling into Thailand of seven Rohingya who were earlier detained in Thung Song district. Pol Col Kritsana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, said the arrests were made after the Thung Song Provincial Court on Friday approved the […]

RVISION March 18, 2017

NARATHIWAT: Thai authorities detained 27 ethnic Rohingyas in the Salamai sub-district of Tak Bai early today for allegedly trying to enter Malaysia. Narathiwat Regional Immigration chief Col Noppadol Rakchart said those detained, comprising 22 men, three women and two children, were arrested in a lorry at 1.30am (local time). “The lorry driver, identified as Somrak, […]

RVISION December 1, 2016

BANGKOK — Over the years, there were times Saiful Huq Omi felt documenting Rohingya fleeing persecution from Myanmar was an exercise in futility that he wanted to stop. Thinking about how big the human tragedy is made the Bangladeshi photographer, in his own words, feel tired and worthless. “So what’s the point? Why do photograph? […]

RVISION October 12, 2016

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Authorities have detected and received information of 4 small boats carrying persecuted Rohingya heading to Malaysia. They were expected to arrive either on 11 or 12 October 2016. But up till now no information was received about reaching the Malaysian shore.All four boats were expected of carrying Rohingyas whom are forced to […]

RVISION September 1, 2016

A man whose trucks were stopped while carrying nearly 100 persecuted Rohingya has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for human trafficking. On Jan. 11, 2015, police intercepted five vehicles at a checkpoint in Hua Sai district of Nakhon Si Thammarat province, discovering 98 “very thin and tired men, women and children”. Of the […]

RVISION August 12, 2016

Thailand has tightened security after bomb attacks across the country killed four people and wounded many more, with authorities struggling to identify a motive and find the perpetrators. Twin bombs exploded in the upmarket resort of Hua Hin late on Thursday, killing one woman and wounding more than 20 others. They were followed by two […]

RVISION August 4, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR ― Sixty Myanmar nationals seeking to cross into Malaysian were stranded at the Thai-Malaysia border by human traffickers, an Australian broadcaster reported today. According to ABC News, Thai police found the group at an abandoned house near the border, where they had reportedly stayed for the past week, unsure if the people smugglers […]

Shuaib July 30, 2016

Border Guard Police (BGP) killed an innocent young Rohingya on false accuse of having connection with RSO in 4-Mile, Maungdaw, Arakan, according to an eye witness. BGP from the camp of 4-Mile arrested a young Arkanese Rohingya named Moulovi Anisur Rahman, aged 22, son of Moulovi Siraj form Gaw Du Ta Village Tract, Maungdaw at […]

RVISION July 27, 2016

Malaysian authorities need to prosecute more human trafficking cases if they are serious about tackling the problem, NGO leaders said Tuesday as a U.S. ambassador at-large who specializes on the issue was visiting the country. Representatives of several local NGOs voiced such concerns during a Monday night meeting in Kuala Lumpur with Susan Coppedge, the […]