Thai authorities detained Burmese beauty queen Han Lay, real name Thaw Nandar Aung, at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport after she was denied entry into the country and refused to board a return flight to Vietnam, where she had gone only for a short holiday. The 23-year-old has been living in Thailand since she spoke out against …
A factory boss has agreed to compensate Burmese workers at a motorcycle helmet factory in Bangkok after the migrants staged a one-day strike.
Thailand called on Friday for concerted action to tackle “irregular” migration in the Indian Ocean, but as yet no substantial solutions have emerged.
Burma does not consider the Rohingya citizens, rendering them effectively stateless, while denying it discriminates against them or that they are fleeing persecution.
Thai news reports say that the Burmese migrant workers were held after a series of raids in the Thai border town of Mae Sai.