University warns foreign students not to join protests

A Thai university has warned foreign students to steer clear of political rallies or face revocation of their visas and immigration blacklisting amid anti-government protests and local demonstrations against a coup in Myanmar, reports Reuters.

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in an email memo to students said it respected freedom of expression but was conveying a request from Thai immigration for foreign students not to join protests. “All of us must be respectful of the laws and policies of the host country Thailand,” it said in an email seen by Reuters on Tuesday 9 March. “We strongly urge members of the AIT community to take heed of the message issued by the government of Thailand.”

Thailand has seen demonstrations in recent weeks denouncing last month’s military coup in Myanmar and a deadly crackdown by security forces on protesters. Myanmar has a large community in Thailand.
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