On The Border


Commander-in-Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing has denied accusations that the artillery shells that landed on Chinese territory on 14 and 15 May were fired by Burmese government forces.
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The head of Burma’s Armed Forces has blamed Kokang insurgents for artillery fire that landed across the Chinese border and wounded five people in a Yunnan province village last week.
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Fully legal trading with Thailand will begin “soon” at an additional border station in southeastern Burma following a boom in overland trade between the two countries, according to a Ministry of Commerce official.
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Thailand and Myanmar are stepping up promotion of cross-border travel, aimed at Western and Middle Eastern markets, as part of plans to stimulate long-haul travel from third countries.
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Stray artillery shells landed on Chinese territory on Thursday evening causing injuries to five civilians, as conflict intensifies near the China-Burma border between Burmese government forces and Kokang rebels of the Myanmar Nationalities Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA).
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Myanmar and Laos formally opened the first-ever friendship bridge across the Mekong River that links Myanmar’s Tachileik in Shan State and Laungnamtha Province of Laos, according to Xinhua May 9.
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UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards, speaking on May 8 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, has voiced alarm over the growing number of people fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh by sea.
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Three Thai men are marching from Chumphon town, in southern Thailand, to the gated walls of the Foreign Ministry in Bangkok in the hope of drumming up national support for their claim that their village Inthanin Kwang is on Thai soil.
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Around 1,600 refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh were rescued off the coast of Indonesia on Sunday and detained in Malaysia on Monday. (more…)

News of May Day investigations at factories in Thailand’s Tak Province haveseen hundreds of Myanmar workers without work permits escape across the border to Myawady.
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China has again accused Myanmar’s armed forces of allowing their fight with the Kokang armed rebel group to spill over into Chinese territory.
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Recent statements by Malaysia’s Foreign Minister recognizing the regional significance of the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are a step in the right direction, but ASEAN leaders must take concrete action to address the growing crisis, said ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) this week in a statement issued April 30.
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A Western diplomat said recently that there are two cancers eating away at Myanmar society – one is the ethnic war and the other is religion-based violence. When the disturbances began, I knew it was unconscionable to let it happen, and became part of the not-toolarge number of people addressing it. I have spoken out when others did not because I have long been disturbed by communal violence in Myanmar.
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China repeated demands on Tuesday for Myanmar to take steps to prevent fighting with rebels from spilling over the border after more shells fell on Chinese territory during counter-insurgency operations. (more…)

Sweden recognises that the best solution of Rohingya refugees lies with the Myanmar government, a solution in which they create conditions for them to live “peacefully” in their own country, reports bdnews24.com on April 27.
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Militants operating in India’s northeastern state of Assam, and based over the border in Myanmar, are seeking to combine forces under one umbrella, posing a new threat to Indian rule, reports The Times of India on April 25. (more…)

Myanmar soldiers are reported to have encroached on a three-square kilometre area in Ukhrul district of India’s Manipur State, 10 months after their troops occupied a portion of Indian territory along the Moreh sector of Chandel district, reports The Times of India on April 24.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Thura U Shwe Mann, chairman of Myanmar’s ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party, in Beijing on Monday, vowing to facilitate stronger cooperation between the two countries and ruling parties, according to the Chinese news service ECNS.com on April 27. (more…)

Sixteen Myanmar soldiers died in a major offensive to flush rebels from a strategic hill-top in the northeastern region bordering China, state media said April 16, as fighting with ethnic insurgents nears its tenth week.
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India plans to strengthen its surveillance along its border with Myanmar to check drugs and arms smuggling, besides movement of militants, officials said, reports Zee News on April 16.
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