From the Sydney Morning Herald:

It took 5000 Thai troops – who carried batons and shields but not guns – a single day on Monday to clear the Huay Nam Khao refugee camp where more than 4000 Hmong had been living since 2004. The Thai Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, said yesterday the repatriations were voluntary and were carried out without incident or violence. Soldiers kept journalists, UN officials and human rights workers more than 12 kilometres from the camp as the asylum seekers were put on buses and army trucks and driven to the border.

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