More than 130 Rohingya migrants have landed on Thai soil in less than 24 hours, a local official said yesterday, as the kingdom grapples with a flurry of arrivals from the Myanmar minority group.Thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim minority group not recognised as citizens in Myanmar, have fled communal unrest in the country’s western Rakhine state, heading to Thailand and other countries.

Rights groups have criticised Thailand for failing to help Rohingya, instead pushing them back to Myanmar or into neighbouring countries.