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Thai official tells Angelina Jolie to shut up

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February

Tbdangelinajolie021209 A senior Thai diplomat has told Angelina Jolie to mind her own beeswax when it comes to dealing with Muslim refugees from Myanmar, the AP reports. What, does she think she represents the U.N. or something?

Virasakdi Futrakul, permanent secretary of Thailand's foreign ministry, said Jolie's mission last week was to inspect a camp that houses refugees mostly from Myanmar's ethnic Karenni minority, not deal with the Rohinyga -- Muslim natives of Myanmar who are turned back by the Thai navy when the refugees try to land in the country by boat.

"We probably have to warn UNHCR that they should not have comment on this because it was not the purpose of her visit," he said.

Somehow we doubt it's Jolie's responsibility as a goodwill ambassador to simply ignore another human tragedy when she's supposed to be examining another.

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