Prawit calm on Rohingya influx threat

Myanmar can cope, deputy PM insists

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon does not expect recent clashes in Myanmar's Rakhine state to cause an influx of Rohingya Muslims into Thailand. However, authorities have been instructed to prepare for the worst.

Myanmar Supreme Commander Gen Min Aung Hlaing, left, greets Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House during a visit for a meeting in Khon Kaen, which ended yesterday. Chanat Katanyu

Gen Prawit, also defence minister, was speaking yesterday about whether the confrontation between Myanmar authorities and Rohingya militants will ease. Earlier, he met Myanmar's Supreme Commander Min Aung Hlaing during his visit to Thailand to attend the Thai-Myanmar High-Level Committee (HLC) meeting.

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