Results from Hat Yai Poll, conducted on 1,002 respondents in Songkhla, found that 63.5 percent of residents believed a refugee camp for the displaced Rohingyas should be set up while 36.5 percent disagreed.
80.3 percent of those surveyed voiced their concerns that problems with migrant labor would undermine the country’s security.
Nearly 65 percent of the respondents were not confident in the Yingluck administration’s ability to solve ongoing issues with foreign workers. The majority of residents also thought that the government’s 300-baht minimum wage policy was affecting the flow of foreign labor into the kingdom.
Recently, Rohingya detainees have been transferred to immigration facilities in the South and the Central Plains, awaiting the government’s next move.