Mohammad Salim (20) has left Arakan state after the first wave of violence in June 2012. Then the Burmese security forces, notably now disbanded-NASAKA, have arranged the boat for Rohingya telling them “please leave. But never come back”. While he was staying in smugglers’ jungle camp in Southern Thailand, Thai police raided the area to take all boat refugees to the nearby police station. According to Salim, he and many others signed on the paper as police asked in the station, where weeping Thai villagers provided them with food and clothes showing something like ‘warm farewell’. Salim initially thought they were going to be deported to Malaysia, but were handed over to another trafficking ring, this time composed of all “Siam” (Thai) instead. (Photo © Lee Yu Kyung)

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