YANGON (Bernama) – A total of 78 more illegal Myanmar migrant workers have been sent back to homeland from Thailand, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting Myanmar’s immigration authorities yesterday.
The illegal migrant workers including six women were handed over by Thailand’s Immigration Department through Kawthoung border gate in southern Tanintharyi region on Wednesday evening.
They were expelled by the Thai authorities for being found with expired visas and without proper documents.
With healthcare provided, these illegal migrant workers were being sent back to their homes, the Immigration Department said.
In July, 180 other similar Myanmar migrant workers were repatriated to homeland from Thailand via the same border gate.
According to department statistics, Myanmar had received back 488 illegal Myanmar migrants including women and children from Thailand between January and March this year.
Most of the migrant workers are from Tanintharyi, Yangon, Bago and Ayeyarwady regions and Mon and Rakhine states.