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(From Thai Press Reports)
Section: General News - Outlawed separatist group says flight of 131 Narathiwat asylum seekers into Malaysia was spurred by harassment, The Nation reports.
The Pattani United Liberation Organisation (Pulo) has dismissed allegations by the Thai government that it hatched a plot for 131 Thai Muslims to flee to Malaysia and to smear Thailand's reputation by drawing international attention to the incident.
In a statement delivered to The Nation last weekend from the exiled outlawed Muslim militant organisation's headquarters in Europe, Pulo said the 131 Thai nationals were ordinary villagers who fled their homes in southern …