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Thai government denies pushing back Myanmar civilians at the border

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The Moei River

The Moei River viewed from the Thailand border with Myanmar.border. Photo: Manop.

Thai Foreign Affairs ministry denied news reports that Thailand has pushed back Myanmar civilians that fled conflict across the border into the country.

The statement published by the Director-General of Department of Information and the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tanee Sangrat, said that there are certain news reports on 29 March 2021 alleging that some Karens who fled into Thailand have been forced to return to Myanmar territory are inaccurate. “Those reports cite information solely from non-official sources without confirming the facts from official sources on the ground which affirmed that no such pushback took place.”

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