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Don urged to clarify visit to Myanmar to hand out Covid vaccine

By Thai Newsroom Reporters

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER-CUM-Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai was today (Nov. 18) pressed to clarify a visit which he has quietly made to Myanmar where he allegedly handed out an unknown type and amount of a Covid vaccine to the military regime in the neighbouring country.

Former Thai envoy Russ Chalichand posted on his Facebook page entitled Alternative Ambassador to question Don’s recent visit to Myanmar during which the deputy premier-cum-foreign minister was said to have delivered the unknown type and quantity of the Covid vaccine to the Myanmar military regime.

Russ commented that Don’s visit to Myanmar where Min Aung Hlaing staged a coup earlier this year and has yet continued to quell street protesters nationwide should have been clearly declared to the Thai public, especially involving the vaccine provided.

The vaccine would very likely be used with government troops rather than the Myanmar people, specifically those who have been fighting against the Tatmadaw armed forces in the civil war-torn country, Russ commented.

Whilst the Asean and world community have openly boycotted the Myanmar military regime, the Thai government was apparently seeking to compromise the internationally-endorsed democratic principles by dealing with it in hush-hush fashion, according to the former Thai envoy.

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Top: Deputy Prime-Minister-cum-Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai. Photo: Matichon

Home Page: Police stand on a road during an anti-coup protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Mar. 3, 2021. Photo: Reuters/Stringer and published by Channel NewsAsia

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