Thai military to engage Myanmar over repatriation delay

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The Thai military is set to engage Myanmar over the delay in the repatriation of 41 Thai nationals who were recently rescued from illegal businesses in Laukkaing township. This was revealed today by Colonel Natee Thomsen, the commander of the Thap Chao Tak Taskforce of the Pha Mueang Force.

Col. Natee plans to discuss the reasons behind the repatriation delay with the strategic commander of Tachileik. He will also explore ways to expedite the process and ensure the safe return of the Thai individuals, expressing the Thai side’s readiness for full cooperation with Myanmar.

He further revealed that the group of 41 Thais had made the most progress from Laukkaing towards the Thai border in Chiang Rai province. They are currently being held in Kengtung of Shan State, which is a mere four-hour drive from Tachileik, a border town opposite Mae Sai district in Chiang…

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