As the police hunt for a Thai woman and at least two foreigners reveals the scale of the network thought to be behind the Aug 17 bomb that killed 20 people, security analysts say this is a game-changer for Thailand.
Trapped in limbo, over 7,000 asylum seekers live in Bangkok and Thailand's other urban centres. They include Syrians, Somalis and Pakistanis who fled persecution in their homeland and were smuggled into Thailand. The Thai authorities don't recognise their status as refugees and asylum seekers, and they are at risk of arrest
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