Myanmar beauty queen facing junta threat leaves Thailand for Canada

Myanmar beauty queen Han Lay, took refuge in Thailand after criticizing her home country's ruling military junta. Lay has now left Bangkok for Canada where she is expected to seek asylum, Thai immigration officials told CNN. (Napaxalun Sattayatam/AP) Myanmar beauty queen Han Lay, took refuge in Thailand after criticizing her home country's ruling military junta. Lay has now left Bangkok for Canada where she is expected to seek asylum, Thai immigration officials told CNN. (Napaxalun Sattayatam/AP)

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