Dr. Khunying Amphon Meesuj presented a keynote address on Rohingyas living in Thailand in the seminar.
Enayet Ullah, the executive member of the Burmese Rohingya Association in Thailand (BRAT) spoke in the meeting about the BRAT activity in Thailand.
The discussion on Rohingya was held in the office of the Thai National Human Rights Commission, Meeting Room No. 501. The meeting was attended by professors from various universities of Thailand, Thai immigration officials, the Thai police, experts on migrant workers in Thailand from Burma, Thai National Security Council, students from different universities in Thailand, members of the International Jurist Committee, members of the stateless watch, Dr. San Aung, the Thai based National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, or NCGUB and members of BRAT.
At the meeting BRAT members went into the situation of Rohingyas in Thailand and the problem they face in their country of origin in Burma and abroad including Thailand .
BRAT urged the Thai authorities to provide temporary shelter to refugees of the Rohingya community in Thailand otherwise their cases should be handed over to the UNHCR.
After the meeting, the Thai National Human Rights Commission will include the findings on the condition of Rohingyas in their annual report to the Thai Interior Ministry and UNHCR.
The participants at the meeting decided to meet again on the issue in March 2008, under the supervision of the Thai National Human Rights Commission, Dr. Aapron said.