From TNA, with thanks to Peter in Bangkok:
Cambodian Muslims flock to Thailand’s troubled South
SA KAE0, May 19 (TNA) – Thai immigration officials on the Thai-Cambodian border have reported an unusual rise in the number of Muslim men from Cambodia travelling to Thailand’s three southern border provinces.
More than a hundred Cambodian Muslims a day have recently crossed the border into Thailand, the deputy immigration chief at Aranyaprathet, Pol. Lt. Col. Nirut Reungjinda told TNA on Thursday.
That is about ten times more than usual, he said.
Thai immigration officials are thoroughly inspecting the Cambodian Muslims as the cross the border and making copies of their passports and travel documents.
”Most of them have informed our immigration officials they wanted to visit their relatives in southern Thailand. Some have said they were travelling further to Malaysia to attend religious studies,” he said.
Oh, that makes it all right. We know that no jihadist activity ever takes place in mosques. (Search through the archives here to see just how sarcastic that is.)