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Big lot of meth pills seized in clash with drug runners at border

  A GUNFIGHT broke out between drug traffickers carrying methamphetamine pills in backpacks and a team of rangers just a kilometre from the Thai-Myanmar border at Mae Ai district of Chiang Mai province last night (Oct. 4), Naewna newspaper said this morning. Maj. Gen. Supharek Sathapornphon, commander of Pha Muang Task Force of the 3rd […]

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95 illegal Myanmar migrants caught sneaking into Thailand

KANCHANABURI police supported by soldiers rounded up 95 illegal migrants from last night to early this morning (Sept. 28) after they had sneaked in from Myanmar and were being taken for jobs in Bangkok, Rayong, Samut Sakhon and within Kanchanaburi itself with each of them having paid 15,000-30,000 baht to the smugglers, Naewna newspaper said […]

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Myanmar beauty queen says she’s safe in hands of UN officials

  By Kocha Olarn and Heather Chen, CNN A BEAUTY queen from Myanmar, who took refuge in Thailand after criticising her home country’s ruling military junta, has told CNN she is now “safe” in the hands of United Nations’ officials after facing threats of deportation. Han Lay had faced being sent back to Myanmar after […]

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Junta-linked Myanmar tycoon under initial 12-day detention

  A MYANMAR tycoon linked to the upper echelons of his country’s ruling military junta and facing drug trafficking and money laundering charges in Thailand was ordered by court to an initial 12-day detention on Sept. 20, Matichon newspaper said today (Sept. 23). Tun Min Latt, 53, was arrested in Bangkok in a dawn raid […]

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Ye Mon’s nightmare: ‘I reported on the military’s abuses, and then I became a victim’

  By Ye Mon, Frontier Myanmar IN A RARE first-hand account, Frontier Myanmar journalist Ye Mon recounts being beaten and sexually abused by regime soldiers in December 2021 after being detained at Yangon International Airport. I couldn’t see the soldiers through my blindfold, but their words were terrifying enough. “If they refused to answer our […]

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Traffic policeman gives gifts to boy abandoned by Myanmar mother

  A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy who was left in the care of neighbours in Songkhla province seven months ago by his Myanmar mother who went to look for a job in Bangkok and cannot now be contacted got some gifts from a traffic policeman today (Sept. 15), INN News said. Pol.Col. Sittichai Pradap came to a […]

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Thai drama director freed, Myanmar junta says he wasn’t kidnapped

  THE Thai drama director held by Red Wa ethnic group at their stronghold in Myanmar since the beginning of this year with 24 million baht ransom demanded for his freedom was released by Myanmar junta troops today (August 9) but they said he was not kidnapped and had willingly gone to the Red Wa […]

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Red Wa likely freed kidnapped drama director held for 24m baht ransom

  REPORTS from the Thai-Myanmar border at Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province today (August 8) said the Red Wa ethnic group has released a drama director and martial arts teacher for actors and actresses held for 24 million baht ransom since the beginning of the year, Matichon newspaper and Sanook.com said. Mr. Ramai […]

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Myanmar troops, Karens clash heavily for 7 hours near Thai border

  HEAVY CLASHES between Myanmar junta troops and Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) together with members of People’s Defence Force (PDF) civilian resistance group raged for seven hours till 5 p.m. today (July 30) just across the border from Tak province and fighting is still continuing, TV Channel 7 and Matichon newspaper said. Hundreds of […]

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Protest against execution of 4 activists held in front of Myanmar embassy

  MYANMAR citizens joined by Thais held a protest amid the rain in front of the Myanmar embassy on Sathorn road this afternoon (July 26) over the execution of four political activists by the junta yesterday, Matichon newspaper said. The protesters released a statement condemning the execution of democracy campaigner Kyaw Min Yu, better known […]

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