A Thai fugitive has been charged and faces a lawsuit by the Township Immigration Department at Mupoon Police Station, in Mon State’s Capital Mawlamyine, after he was arrested at Rehmonnya Hotel on Sunday.
The police arrived at Rehmonnya Hotel without warning and arrested the fugitive, along with his wife, who were staying at the hotel without documentation on December 18.The fugitive, a Thai national, is Dr. Suphat Lauhawatana, also known as Nai Aung Min. He came to stay at Rehmonnya Hotel driving a white-colored Toyota KYN-4M/8905 and accompanied by his wife.
“Township Immigration Department has charged Dr. Suphat. He was investigated yesterday,” said U Shein Win, Director of Mon State Immigration and Population Department.
Dr. Suphat Lauhawatana was charged under Article 13(1) of the 1947 Immigration Law Act by the Township Immigration Department.
Dr. Suphat is now being temporarily detained at Mupoon Police Station and filed with breaching immigration law. The police station is still planning to transfer the fugitive to Thailand, in accordance with the law, according to a police official from Mupoon Police Station.
Dr. Suphat was given a life sentence by Thai court in 2015, according to police documents.
Fugitive Dr. Suphat was arrested in August, 2012 by Thai police in Phetchaburi District, Thailand, after he had killed his five Burmese migrant workers, by beating up, stabbing and setting them on fire, regarding wages. He later escaped, although he accepted with warranty, according to Thai police’s record.