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Immigration

18 Chinese Nationals Caught Crossing Mekong into Chiang Rai

Immigration officials in Chang Saen, Chiang Rai have arrested 18 Chinese nationals for illegal entry after crossed the Mekong from Laos. Immigration police said the Chinese Nationals were found taking refuge at a local restaurant. Chiang Rai Immigration police said they were tipped off about the ...

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TM30: The form getting expats in Thailand into a bureaucratic tangle

Thailand has long been an attractive destination for Western expats – where money goes further and can buy a good quality of life. But the revival of an arcane immigration law has angered the expat community and got them questioning their freedoms in Thailand, as ...

About 80% of Vietnamese in Cambodia have gained legal recognition

About 70-80 per cent of Vietnamese living in Cambodia have gained the country’s legal recognition that paves the way for them to obtain Cambodian citizenship, a Vietnamese official said. Keep reading ...

UNICEF boss urges Myanmar to enact Kofi Annan’s recommendations on Rohingya crisis

The head of the U.N. children’s fund urged Myanmar on Monday to implement the recommendations of a panel on the Rohingya crisis led by former U.N. head Kofi Annan, saying it had yet to create conditions right for the return of refugees from Bangladesh. Keep reading ...

Hope for Rohingya: Asean foreign ministers put China, Myanmar on notice

A gathering of Asean foreign ministers in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, on Friday signalled that the bloc is no longer prepared to ignore the actions of member states if it damages the image of the collective with external partners, at the same time putting China ...

Rohingyas in Limbo as Diplomacy Falters

Diplomatic failure leaves the Rohingya refugees trapped, stateless, and vulnerable. The struggle to resolve the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hampered by a fresh wave of violence in Myanmar. Keep reading  ...

Refugees’ citizenship demands ‘impossible’: Myanmar govt

Administrators in northern Rakhine State say it would be “impossible” for the government to agree to Rohingya refugees’ citizenship demands, in a further sign that Rohingya repatriation is likely to proceed slowly – if at all. Repatriation of up to 2,200 verified refugees from Bangladesh ...

8000 Rohingyas to return to Myanmar soon, FM tells ASEM Summit

Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has expressed hope that the first batch of eight thousand Rohingya people would be able to return to their original villages in Rakhine State of Myanmar soon. Citing the issue of forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals who took shelter in ...

Atrocities against Rohingyas: Asean ministers for prosecuting the culprits

Southeast Asian foreign ministers have urged Myanmar to prosecute those responsible for the brutal military crackdown on Rohingyas and give full mandate to an inquiry commission to hold accountable those responsible for the violence in Rakhine. Keep reading ...

Why the UN has a genocide case on Myanmar

Even after taking part in past United Nations human rights investigations in Sri Lanka and North Korea, nothing quite prepared former Indonesian attorney general Marzuki Darusman for the harrowing stories of the Myanmar Army’s bloody 2017 rampage that killed more than 10,000 Rohingya Muslims and ...

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