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Myanmar’s Karen insurgents burn another government military outpost

By AP and published by Channel NewsAsia GUERRILLA soldiers from Myanmar’s Karen ethnic minority burned down a government military outpost on Friday (May 7) after capturing it without a fight when its garrison fled, a senior Karen officer said. The position is about 15km from a larger camp that the Karen National Liberation Army stormed

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Penguin ‘is still at Corrections Hospital’

THE Corrections Department confirmed today (May 8) that detained hunger-striking protest leader Mr. Prit Chivarak, or Penguin, is still undergoing medical treatment at the Corrections Hospital with this coming after his mother Mrs. Sureerat Chewarak said she could not contact him, said. Mr. Thawatchai Chaiwat, the department’s deputy chief and its spokesman, said Penguin,

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