Hundreds of Thai women forced into prostitution in Myanmar

There are almost 300 Thai women who’ve been allegedly pressured into prostitution at a casino near the Thai-Myanmar border in Tak province. The story has emerged from a 25 year previous escaped victim who wished to remain anonymous.
A social media ‘influencer’ did a livestream earlier this 12 months, inviting girls to apply for public relations and leisure roles for companies near Thailand’s border. The influencer had said that the roles had nothing to do with sex.
The girl, and round 300 different ladies, accepted the roles, however once arrived at the casino in Myawaddy, the tables turned and he or she was informed she must pay 25,000 baht until she turns into a sex worker.
The lady was able to escape and was trying to find help in the early April. She was found around 400 metres from the Moei River, which divides Myanmar and Thailand, according a Survive Network consultant, Ekapop Lueangprasert.
She and another Thai woman managed to flee from the casino late at evening whereas Burmese troopers had been altering posts. Before Burmese troopers were in a position to catch the ‘escapees’, the victims rushed to the Thai border yelling to be rescued by Thai soldiers. The Thai troops informed them to swim across the river and had been then in a position to rescue them.
Components are nonetheless questioning the victim earlier than taking additional action, in accordance with the commander of the Anti Trafficking in Person Division, Major General Wiwat Khamchamnan.
The Burmese border town of Tachilek, just over the Thai border from Chiang Rai province, is another border space the place illegal casinos and upscale brothels have been allowed to proliferate, mostly serving Burmese navy personnel..

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