Former Myanmar beauty contestant Han Lay granted asylum in Canada, local media reports

Bangkok –

Former Myanmar beauty contestant Han Lay on Tuesday, September 27th has been granted asylum in Canada after being detained in Bangkok last Thursday.

According to local media, she is scheduled to depart from Thailand today and will make a transit at South Korea before heading to Toronto, Canada, on Tuesday night.

She was reportedly under the good hands of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) shortly after she was reported detained at the Suvarnabhumi Immigration office. She will be assisted by the officials throughout the asylum process.

According to Thailand’s Immigration Bureau, Han Ley was detained under Section 12 of the Immigration Act 1979 last week due to an irregularity spotted in her passport while she was entering the Kingdom after returning from Vietnam.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.