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U of Malaya lecturer detained at immigration again

Submitted on Mon, 2019-08-19 17:47PrachataiRosenun Chesof, a lecturer in linguistics at the University of Malaya, told Thai Lawyers for Human Rights that she was detained again at immigration while travelling to and from Thailand last week.    A group of academics reading a statement on academic freedom, one of the statements which stemmed from the Thai Studies Conference case On 9 August, Rosenun passed through immigration at the Immigration Checkpoint in Betong, Yala. She told the immigration officer that she has issues with her name being flagged because it was on a list. The office tried to ask her what blacklist she is on, but she said it was not a blacklist. The officer checked and found that her name is still flagged, causing the officer’s computer to lock down and not allow her entry. The officer had to contact Pol Col Somkiat Kaeowiset of Special Branch Division 2, who the database said is responsible for the case, but was not able to contact him. The immigration officer finally contacted the Special Branch Office, who allowed Rosenun entry into the country. Nevertheless, she had to wait around half an hour.   On 13 August, Rosenun left the country through the Betong Immigration Checkpoint, and found that her name was still flagged. Once again, the immigration officer was unable to contact Pol Col Somkiat, and Rosenun had to wait before she was able to pass through immigration.   The officer told Rosenun that if her name is still flagged, the Immigration Bureau may not allow her entry into the country, and that because she is Muslim and from the Deep South, she might be subjected to more surveillance than others. The officer then told Rosenun to complain to the Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre to solve the issue.   Rosenun was... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, U of Malaya lecturer detained at immigration again, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you U of Malaya lecturer detained at immigration again

 

 

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Published By: Prachatai - Monday, 19 August

 

 

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