Malaysian Man Caught Sneaking Into Thailand In Desperate Bid To See His Family

malaysian man caught sneaking into thailand in desperate bid to see his family

Many families have been forced to be apart this year amid the Movement Control Order (MCO) period, and it’s especially sad when they’re separated in different countries, not knowing when borders will reopen again.

And it seemed to reach the breaking point for this 53-year-old man in Kelantan, who had long been separated from his wife and children in Thailand.

Yesterday afternoon (December 10th), he was caught trying to sneak into Narathiwat using a boat believed to belong to a local, and without valid travel documents, of course.

According to Sungai Kolok district head, Rungruang Thimabut, the man was nabbed about 2 pm after locals lodged a report about a man trying to sneak into Kpg Thasai in Sungai Kolok.

“With a payment of 300 Baht (RM41), the suspect sought the services of a Thai national to help him sneak into Narathiwat to meet his family. The man admitted that he was missing his wife and three young children currently residing in Narathiwat terribly,” he said.

It’s understood that the man is currently undergoing mandatory quarantine, and legal action will be taken against him.

Reach out to your loved ones, guys. Check in on each other!


by Kyle Roshen Jacob