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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said his government is preparing for a potential flood of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar. Image Credit: Reuters

Bangkok: Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday his government is preparing for a potential flood of refugees from neighbouring Myanmar.

“We don’t want to have an exodus into our territory, but we will observe human rights, too,” Prayuth told reporters when asked about a weekend of violence in Myanmar during anti-coup demonstrations.

“How many refugees are expected? We have prepared an area, but how many - we are not talking about that.”