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May 26, 2020

Myanmar receives 604 returnees from Thailand on 23 May

Officials testing the body temperature of the returnees from Thailand.  Photo: Htein Lin Aung (IPRD)
Officials testing the body temperature of the returnees from Thailand.  Photo: Htein Lin Aung (IPRD)

A fresh batch of 604 Myanmar migrant workers from Thailand arrived back home through the Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge (2) yesterday, bringing the total number of returnees from Thailand through border crossing since 1 May to 1,388.
Yesterday’s returnees are 3 from Kachin State, 1 from Kayah State, 35 from Kayin State, 28 from Mon State, 43 from Sagaing Region, 217 from Bago Region, 121 from Magway Region, 25 from Yangon Region, 47 from Mandalay Region, 25 from Nay Pyi Taw, 14 from Shan State, 3 from Taninthayi Region, 7 from Rakhine State, and 35 from Ayeyawady Region.
Following the negotiation between the two governments, the Myanmar embassy in Thailand arranged the repatriation programme for the migrant workers.
Authorities checked the returnees’ health conditions and fulfilled their needs. Kayin State Hluttaw representative U Thant Zin Aung, District Administrator U Tayzar Aung, Police Lt-Col Thet Lin Oo, Township administrator U Phyo Zaw Ko Ko, and officials supervised the processes.
A total of 1,388 Myanmar nationals returned home from Thailand from 1 to 23 May. Of them, 60 returnees arrived back on 1 May, 54 on 2 May, 1 on 3 May, 44 on 4 May, 23 on 5 May, 100 on 8 May, 44 on 10 May, 13 on 11 May, 41 on 12 May, 16 on 13 May, 38 on 14 May, 120 on 15 May, 76 on 16 May, 90 on 17 May, 64 on 19 May, and 604 on 23 May.
Of them, the returnees arrived back on 13, 14 and 15 May, and 45 returnees out of 90 on 17 May are those who freed from the prisons in Thailand. Therefore, officials from Thailand handed over them to the Myanmar authorities.—Htein Lin Aung (IPRD) (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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