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Myanmar troops step up security on border after Japanese reporter arrested


TAK, Nov 7– Myanmar soldiers were deployed along Thai-Myanmar border at the Moei River after a Japanese journalist was arrested in Myanmar’s Myawaddy for illegally crossing the border from Thailand.

Responding to the detention of the Japanese journalist late Sunday morning, the combined forces of Myanmar military and Border Guard Force personnel have been stationed along the Moei River in the border town of Myawaddy to increase security and monitor the situation while the country’s first general election in two decades was proceeding.

Meanwhile, Thai army personnel were deployed at the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Tak’s Mae Sot connecting the two countries.

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