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THE NATION: Refugees, be warned
- Subject: THE NATION: Refugees, be warned
- From: suriya@xxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 17:25:00
Refugees, be warned
The Nation's editorial, ''Harassment of
Burmese exiles must stopped'' (May 23), is
commendable. Obviously, the Thai
government policy has failed the refugees.
One day it is a Foreign Ministry issue, the
next day it is a national security concern.
Chuan and company had hit the road to
gloat about their kindness to the refugees
but when they arrived home they handed
the problem over to those who care less for
the concern and welfare of these refugees.
The other variable is the special interests
(private business) who help in making sure
that the exiles have the worst time possible,
and then there are those who profess to
work with or for the national security of
Thailand and are not even employed by the
government. These culprits are only
interested in their own self interests.
I have worked with the Burmese and seen
the problems face by the refugees on a
daily basis. Thailand should do more to