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Myanmar refugees start returning home as guns fall silent

WITH the fighting between Myanmar junta troops and Karen insurgents just across the border from Tak province having halted for three days in a row Myanmar refugees who fled to the Thai side for safety have started voluntarily returning home, TV Channel 7 said this evening (July 5). The fierce fighting between the two sides

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Prayut held responsible for Myanmar MiG-29 intrusion: Academic

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha is being held accountable for the rare incident in which a Myanmar MiG-29 jet intruded into Thai airspace, literally breaching the latter’s territorial integrity, said an academic today (July 2). Chulalongkorn University political scientist Surachart Bamrungsuk commented that Prayut who concurrently performs as defence minister should

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Prayut, air force chief to be summoned for House testimony over Myanmar MiG-29 intrusion

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER-CUM-DEFENCE Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and air force chief ACM Napadej Dhupatemiya will be obliged to testify before the House Armed Services Committee over yesterday’s (June 30) crossborder intrusion into Thai airspace by a Myanmar MiG-29 jet, an opposition MP said today (July 1). Thai Civilized party leader/MP Mongkolkit Suksintharanon

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Suvarnabhumi Airport intruder faces heavy punishment

AN ARMED motorcyclist high on drugs who intruded into Suvarnabhumi Airport at  11.50 a.m.yesterday and was captured at 12.03 p.m. faces heavy punishment with the maximum being death penalty or life imprisonment or 15-20 years in jail and a fine of 600,000-800,000 baht, Naewna newspaper quoted  Mr. Kittipong Kittikachorn, the airport’s director, as saying today

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