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Myanmar Crisis

Former Miss Myanmar leaves Thailand to seek refuge in Canada

Han Lay, who denounced the Myanmar military government, was denied entry in Bangkok

Han Lay, who was crowned Miss Grand International Myanmar in 2021, was placed on a wanted list after denouncing Myanmar's military government last year.   © AP

BANGKOK -- A Myanmar beauty queen who sought refuge in Thailand after criticizing her country's military government has departed for Canada to seek asylum there.

Thai immigration officials confirmed Wednesday that Han Lay, the former Miss Grand International Myanmar, has left for Canada.

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