Tens of thousands of refugees have started to return to Burma after the fighting that followed the country’s election subsided.
Some 20,000 people fled over the border to Thailand after armed confrontation broke out between the government and ethnic rebels.
Many of those displaced returned back across the river into Burma after government forces chased the Karen rebels back into the jungle, from where the distant sounds of fighting were heard.
The junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) says it won up to 80% of seats in the country’s general election, the first for 20 years.
However, the opposition has accused junta of manipulating the poll.