Thailand have their reasons for saying no to more Muslims "Thailand will turn away any more Rohingya boat people from neighbouring Myanmar [Burma] who try to land on its shores, a top official said Monday after an influx of refugees fleeing sectarian unrest.
"The Thai navy from now on will be stricter with them and will no longer allow them to land, National Security Council secretary-general Paradorn Pattanathabutr told AFP.
"If we find them, we will provide them with food, water and necessities so they can go to their destinations, he added.
An explosion of tensions between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmars western state of Rakhine since June 2012 has triggered a huge exodus of Muslim Rohingya, mostly heading for Malaysia.
More than 1,000 have been detained by Thailand after landing on its shores."
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