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Tighter security at borders as 2,000 foreigners with expired Myanmar visas expected to hop across

By The Nation

 

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Security at Thailand-Myanmar border checkpoints has been tightened as it is believed that more than 2,000 foreigners in Myanmar whose visa has expired may flee to Thailand.

 

Myanmar officials informed their Thai counterparts on Monday that foreigners who have invested in casinos and other entertainment businesses whose visa has expired may enter Thailand’s Tak province via the Moei River.

 

Up to 1,914 Chinese nationals, 34 Vietnamese, eight Malaysians, four Filipinos, two Taiwanese, two Cambodian, two Laotians and one Australian are expected to hop across the border.

 

Three Chinese people were recently arrested trying to cross into Thailand via Mae Sot district. They had about Bt8 million in cash and had reportedly contacted agents in Thailand to help them cross the border.

 

Security at all border checkpoints has had to be heightened to support the Public Health Ministry’s attempt to stop Covid-19 infections being brought in from Myanmar, where the pandemic is at a critical level.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30396778

 

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Is investing in the casinos double speak for gambling in casinos?  Why else would they be fleeing.  You would think if they were investors then they would be able to extend their visa and would not have to take suitcases of money and wade across the river!

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17 hours ago, webfact said:

Myanmar officials informed their Thai counterparts on Monday that foreigners who have invested in casinos and other entertainment businesses whose visa has expired may enter Thailand’s Tak province via the Moei River

 

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