Team Thailand flew to Kunming. Helping Thai people from Lao Kai city

Operation Team Thailand flies to Kunming. Associate Director General of the Department of Consular Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs assists Thai people from Lao Kai town Myanmar Return to the motherland

Saturday 18 Nov. '23 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Royal Thai Police Team received an urgent order from Pol. Gen. Surachet Hakphan, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Police (MC)/Director of the Police Crime Suppression Division. Led by Pol. Lt. Gen. Pakphumphiphat Sajjaphan, Assistant Police Commander/Deputy Director of the Police Crime Suppression Division, Pol. Maj. Gen. Suphaset Chokchai, Deputy Police Commander. .TAT, Pol. Col. Narong Tesaviboon, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Crime Suppression Division, Pol. Col. Song-ek Patcharawit, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, Pol. Col. Thatchaphong San. Wanangkun, Police Consul At the Consulate General in Kunming, People's Republic of China, Pol. Col. Phongthorn Phongrattanan Songkhla Provincial Immigration Police Superintendent and Police Lieutenant Colonel Rapeeporn Saelee, Investigation Superintendent, Division 3, Crime Suppression Division, as the Police Crime Suppression Division, along with Dr. Narumon. Heaven of wisdom Head of the Medical Emergency Group, Department of Medical Services, Dr. Supatsiri Thotsapornpitakkul professional nurse Rajavithi Hospital, Department of Medical Services, express flight Air Asia FD582 headed to Kunming city. People's Republic of China To join Mr. Ruj Thammongkol, Director-General of the Department of Consular Affairs. and the Consul-General's team in Kunming to join the mission in providing assistance in evacuating 258 Thai people (information from requests for assistance) from Lao Cai city. Myanmar Passing through the China border Nanshan Pass to travel to Kunming city and use chartered planes at the Department of Consular Affairs The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has arranged for him to return to Thailand. Destination Don Mueang Airport

Later at 4:00 p.m. local time in Kunming, Pol. Lt. Gen. Pakphumphiphat, Assistant Police Commander, led a team to a meeting with Mr. Ruj Thammongkol, Director-General of the Department of Consular Affairs. and government officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Consulate General of Thailand in Kunming, Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China. It was concluded that The Thai evacuation operation will begin on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. when the Myanmar authorities will transport Thai people to the border at the Nanshan checkpoint, with the Thai consul-general waiting to receive them. Police Lieutenant Colonel Thatchaphong Sarawanangkun, Police Consul Take all urgent travel documents of Thai people to hand over to complete immigration formalities. And it is expected that all Thai people will arrive at Kunming Airport at approximately 5:00 p.m. and it is expected that at approximately 9:20 p.m., all Thai people will be transferred onto a chartered plane at the Department of Consular Affairs. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has arranged 2 boats, each boat will be accompanied by 2 immigration police officers from Thailand, and on the return flight a team of 6 Thai police officers, led by Police Lieutenant General. Pakphumphiphat, Assistant Police Commander, will personally fly all Thai citizens back to Thailand.

When arriving in Thailand A multidisciplinary team consisting of Royal Thai Police Immigration police Ministry of Social Development and Human Security officials Ministry of Labor Ministry of Interior Ministry of Public Health Bangkok BMTA will continue to work together to carry out the process of the National Referral Mechanism or NRM. Citizens who are relatives can check the names of Thai people who have been helped through the 1191 hotline of the BMTA. and 1300 of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security

While on the other side of Thailand Around the border checkpoint in Chiang Rai Province that contacts Myanmar On Saturday, November 18, 2023, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Myanmar authorities, led by Col. Thula So Win Wo, Commander-in-Chief of the Tachileik Military District, Mr. Tan Sin, Superintendent of Immigration. .Tachileik Province, Mr. Aung Twin Oo Chiang Tung Immigration Inspector brought 41 Thai people who had immigrated from Lao Kai city Came to deliver it to the Thai authorities at the border with Maj. Gen. Praphat Phopsuwan, Commander of the Pha Mueang Army. and police officers Chiang Rai Provincial Police Station and Chiang Rai Provincial Immigration Office Providing the reception of Thai people and transporting them to stay at Phaya Mengrai Camp. To enter the process of screening and sorting victims in the next NRM process, which Pol. Gen. Surachet assigned to Pol. Maj. Gen. Thitawat Suriyachai, Deputy Police Inspector/Operational Team, Police Crime Suppression Division, took over the supervision of the NRM process himself.

Later on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at approximately 11:00 a.m. local time, the Thai Consul General in Kunming and Consul of the Thai Police Department Based in Kunming city along with Chinese government officials Join in opening the checkpoint to welcome Thai immigration from Myanmar. There are a total of 266 Thai people immigrating this time, along with 4 Filipinos and 1 Singaporean. It will take approximately 5-6 hours to travel from the border to Kunming Airport before boarding the plane. Next return to Thailand. The Thai authorities agreed to accept the five Filipinos and Singaporeans. Later, at approximately 11:30 p.m., it was reported that when all the Thais arrived at Kunming Airport, All Thai people were evacuated onto a Thai Air Asia plane. and 2 Thai Lion Air planes at the Department of Consular Affairs The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has arranged a direct flight to Don Mueang Airport. It is expected to arrive at Don Mueang Airport around midnight in Thailand.

This success is considered to have started with the Royal Thai Police, led by Pol. Gen. Surachet Hakphan, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Police, who coordinated law enforcement cooperation with the Chinese government. Through the Ministry of Public Security or MPS all along, including arresting key suspects wanted by the Chinese authorities. by traveling to meet the minister and Deputy Minister and high-ranking officials of ministries both in China and Thailand continuously And when the time came for the Thai authorities to request assistance in evacuating Thai people this time. Pol.Gen.Surachet Do not hesitate to notify the Chinese authorities through the Ministry of MPS to acknowledge and expedite action for the Thai authorities. as well as coordinating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Both the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Director-General of the Consular Affairs Department Please help carry out diplomatic operations together. When the evacuation was successful, the Royal Thai Police also cooperated with various government and private agencies. To make the NRM process as efficient as possible and place the people at the center.

Source: Thai News Agency