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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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Myanmar democracy activists’ death sentences upheld, junta says

  By Reuters and published by US News & World Report MYANMAR’S military government said on Friday (June 3) that appeals by two prominent democracy activists against their death sentences had been rejected, paving the way for the country’s first executions in decades. The government has received widespread condemnation abroad for ousting an elected government

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Nine drug runners die in gunfight with soldiers, 2.4m meth pills seized

A GUNFIGHT between Thai troops and a drug trafficking gang at the Thai-Myanmar border in Chiang Rai province last night (May 27) left nine drug runners dead with 2.4 million methamphetamine pills seized, Matichon newspaper said. Maj. Gen. Supharek Sathapornphon, commander of Pha Muang Task Force, together with  Col. Suthikhet Srininthin, commander of the 3rd

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UN envoy urges ‘inclusive’ Asean approach to Myanmar crisis

  By Reuters staff, published by Channel NewsAsia A UNITED NATIONS special envoy has urged Southeast Asian countries to support international efforts to engage all sides in the crisis in army-ruled Myanmar, days after a top regional leader travelled there to meet its junta chief. Noeleen Heyzer, the secretary-general’s special envoy on Myanmar, held virtual

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