Han Lay, Miss Grand Myanmar 2020, was detained at the airport. While traveling to Thailand, I am contacting UNHCR to request urgent asylum.
September 22, Facebook page Han Lay of Han Lay (Thaw Nandar Aung) Miss Grand Myanmar 2020, a psychology student at Yangon University, posted a message saying: “Urgent attention, for the human rights of Thaw Nandar Aung, Miss Grand Myanmar 2020, is currently requesting urgent access to asylum in Thailand from UNHCR, having returned to the Bangkok airport last night. Please share and stay safe. humanright UNHCR missgrandinternational MYANMAR HANLAY .” The message has been deleted from Facebook.
Later, page Natty in Myanmar The post reads, “Nong Han Lay Miss Grand Myanmar, who came out to take a stand against the Myanmar military junta. Being detained by Thai authorities at the airport SaveHanLay , please help me” along with the latest update of the situation, stating that “she is in a safe place. We have been contacted by UNHCR regarding asylum.”
However Han lay or real name Thaw Nandar Aung Miss Grand Myanmar participated in the Miss Grand pageant International 2020 in Thailand and gave a speech on stage calls on international people to reach out to help the people of Myanmar after the Myanmar Army using violence to wipe out demonstrations against the junta causing hundreds of deaths
As a result, the Myanmar authorities issued an arrest warrant for Han Lay under Section 122/505 B 33, which later, Mr. Nawat Israkraisil, director of the contest. Miss Grand International and the contest Helping Han Lay with a stay visa and continue to work in Thailand until the situation improves
On the day of the accident, Han Lay was returning from Vietnam and entering Thailand. It is expected that the immigration officials will not allow them to enter the country. because the passport has been canceled by the Burmese military government
Thank you Facebook: Han Lay , Natty in Myanmar , Chindwin News Agency