“Two of them survived but the other two are still missing. One of the survivors managed to grab hold of a tree root which saved his life.”
The Burmese consulate in Chiang Mai has issued a warning to expectant mothers to postpone any travel plans to the northern Thai city amid a spread of the Zika virus.
The Burmese embassy in Bangkok has announced it will open a consulate in Thailand’s second city, Chiang Mai, in January. Win Maung, Burma’s ambassador to Thailand, said part of the reason for setting up in the northern capital is because the embassy in Bangkok is inundated with too many clients and migrants to deal with.
Burmese migrant workers say they are being held captive and forced to work for half the minimum wage.
Arbitrary arrests of Burmese migrants continue happening in Chiang Mai, with many saying that the police would only release them after a “protection fee” was paid.
100 Thai police raided a Burmese neighbourhood in Chiang Mai to detain undocumented migrant workers.