Burmese refugees 'sold on by Thai officials'


The Thai foreign ministry has said it will investigate claims that Thai officials have been allegedly selling boat people to human traffickers.

Thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees from Burma's far west have taken to the sea in the last few months, heading east to Thailand.

The BBC heard claims that boats from Rakhine state were intercepted by Thai navy and police, with deals then being done to sell the people to traffickers

Ahmed, a Rohingya left Burma in November, said he was caught by the Thai navy and then traded to human traffickers.

This is his story in his own words.

Video journalist: Aggarat Bansong

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