Thailand's frees 178 Myanmar nationals from prison; runaways return home to Kawthoung township in Taninthari region


Image from Eleven Media Group/ANN

MYEIK (Myanmar), Oct 3 (Eleven Media Group/ANN): The Thai government has freed 178 Myanmar citizens, who were released from the immigration prisons situated in southern part of Thailand.

The runaways after serving their sentences, arrived in Kawthoung Township, Taninthari Region on Sunday evening (Oct 2), according to sources.

A total of 178 workers, including 140 men and 38 women were brought by the rudder boats via Ranong.

Myanmar authorities were present to welcome the freed Myanmar citizens who were replaced and received medical checks.

“Mostly Myanmar returnees were arrested in Thailand due to illegally entering to Thailand.

"The remaining returnees were jailed for various reasons. However, 14 Myanmar citizens out of 178 have been called in to investigate. After carrying out the medical checks, they will be placed in three Quarantine centers,” said one of the officials who welcomed the freed Myanmar citizens.

The authorities said that they (the freed Myanmar citizens] were sent back to their respective homes only after a strict three-day travel restriction and no Covid-19 infection was detected. - Eleven Media Group/ANN

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Thai , Frees , 178 Myanmar , Runaways , Illegal entry

   

Next In Aseanplus News

Asian stocks join global rally and dollar drops on Fed rate joy
Marcos-led Philippines plays both sides in diplomatic tug of war with US and China
Singapore, New York top 'world's costliest city' survey
Sabah successfully reclaims RM79.41mil in oil and gas sales tax arrears, say Masidi
Indonesians jailed for torture in oil palm plantation slavery case
AI to detect smuggling, unmanned vessel to fight fires at sea showcased at Home Team event
Malaysia's manufacturing PMI falls to 47.9 in November
Two soldiers get seven months’ jail for having gay sex
Govt repeals gay sex ban
Zero-Covid policies under attack

Others Also Read