Over 1,000 Myanmar citizens return from Thailand

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Myanmar returnees are queuing for immigration process at the International Airport yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA

A total of 1,202 Myanmar migrant workers from Thailand returned through the Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge (2) yesterday. Of them, 411 returned under the repatriation programme arranged by Myanmar Embassy in Thailand, and 791 came back by themselves.
Kayin State Hluttaw representative U Thant Zin Aung, District Administrator U Tayzar Aung, Deputy District Administrator U Aung Chan Nyein, Police Lt-Col Thet Lin Oo, Township Administrator U Phyo Zaw Ko Ko, and officials checked the returnees’ health conditions, and fulfilled their needs.
A total of 8,981 Myanmar nationals returned home from Thailand from 1 to 29 May. 60 of them 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, 604 on 23 May, 1,118 on 24 May, 1,277 on 25 May, 1,394 on 26 May, 1,434 on 27 May, 1,168 on 28 May and 1,202 on 29 May.
Out 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. Yesterday’s returnees include 50 from Kachin State, 9 from Kayah State, 131 from Kayin State, 157 from Mon State, 31 from Sagaing Region, 307 Bago Region, 133 from Magway Region, 46 from Yangon Region, 100 from Mandalay, 55 from Nay Pyi Taw, 67 from Shan State, 13 from Taninthayi, 13 from Rakhine State, and 90 from Ayeyawady Region. — Htein Lin Aung (IPRD) (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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