MYANMAR: Over 80 Thailand citizens who were trapped in northern Shan State where there is ongoing intense battles were said to have been evacuated, as announced by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand.
83 Thailand citizens who were trapped in Laukkai along with some Malaysian citizens were said to have left from China by plane of Lion Air Airways and arrived Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on the afternoon of December 4, as announced by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand.
Laukkai, the capital of Kokang Self-Administered Zone is situated at the border of China, is notorious for online fraudulent and gambling manipulated by Chinese unlawful gangs.
However, the Thailand citizens leaving from Laukkai are those who are willingly working at the online fraudulent gangs and they have to face the legal consequences, as said by Thailand authorities.
According to The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand, it was known that 266 Thai citizens and other citizens had been allegedly helped by Myanmar to migrate to other countries from Laukkai. Those foreigners travelled to China and came back to Bangkok by private plane.
Currently, Laukkai is the focal point of the ongoing intense battles in northern Shan state. Since the end of October, the Three Brotherhood Alliance which intensely attacks the coup d’état junta’s council, in northern Shan state has been trying to occupy Laukkai.