102 illegal Myanmar migrant workers repatriated from Thailand

YANGON (Xinhua) – A total of 102 illegal Myanmar migrant workers have been sent back from Thailand as the latest batch, Myanmar’s immigration authorities said yesterday.

The illegal migrant workers including 10 women and two children were handed over by Thailand’s Ranong Immigration Department through Kawthoung border gate in southern Tanintharyi region on Tuesday evening.

They were deported by the Thai authorities for being found with expired visas and without proper documents and sent back after paying penalties under Thai law. With healthcare provided, these illegal migrant workers were being sent back to their homes, the immigration Department said.

Since January this year, a total of 931 other similar Myanmar migrant workers had been repatriated to homeland from Thailand as of October 16, according to statistics.

Most of the migrant workers are from Tanintharyi, Yangon, Bago and Ayeyarwady regions and Mon and Rakhine states.