Thai government has done everything right in the repatriation of Uighurs


BANGKOK, 13 July 2015 – The Thai government is confident that the repatriation of Muslim Uighurs was the right way to handle the illegal arrivals situation.

Deputy government spokesman Maj Gen Sunsern Kaewkumnerd, said that as Thailand has followed every appropriate step in the repatriation of 109 Uighurs, the public should trust in the government’s judgement.

Maj Gen Sunsern stated that where there is proof of law-breaking in another country, and where nationality verification has proven the origins of the illegal immigrants involved, Thailand has no choice but to send them back.

He is positive that the antagonism directed at Thailand will ease once each party acknowledges logical argument and accepts rationale over the emotion of the situation.

The deputy government spokesman is also hoping that when all involved respect local and international laws while cooperating more to solve the problem, the situation will soon return to normal.