Myawady receives 290 returnees in eight days


The total number of Myanmar workers who returned home via the Mae Sot-Myawady Friendship Bridge-2 on the Myanmar-Thai border has reached 290.

On May 8, more than 100 workers re-entered Myawady as they found it difficult to survive in Thailand.

The returnees urged Myanmar workers stranded in Thailand to go home after the end of the emergency period.

A female returnee said: “I resigned from my job as I planned to go home at the end of March. But I was unable to go home. I had to stay at other’s house as I had no income and place to live in. I returned to Myanmar after the arrest. Most Myanmar workers find it difficult to survive due to the closure of factories in Thailand.”

A male returnee said: “We hired a car from Bangkok. The driver was afraid of going ahead.

“We spent three or four nights there. We asked for help from the AWO as we had no money left. Then, we arrived at Mae Sot.

“Thailand did not allow us to enter Myanmar as Myanmar was not ready to accept the returnees. We arrived back here with the help of MPs.” — Eleven Media Group/ANN

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