Myanmar nationals returning to Thailand after elections


CHIANG RAI – Myanmar nationals have begun returning to Thailand after traveling to participate in the country’s first free elections in 25 years.

At the Mae Sai border crossing in Chiang Rai province, which connects to the Myanmar town of Tachilek, Thai immigration authorities reported a daily average of 6,000 Myanmar nationals crossing the border to cast their votes, most of whom have already returned to Thailand. 

The political situation in Myanmar remains stable so far, with no signs of resistance to the election’s results. Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy Party is expected to win a landslide victory over the ruling military government.