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Kanchanaburi’s Governor orders closure of border districts

KANCHANABURI (NNT) – The Governor of Kanchanaburi has ordered the closure of all five border districts indefinitely, in response to a severe COVID-19 outbreak in Myanmar, for fear of illegal border crossings from Myanmar into Thailand. Kanchanaburi Governor Jeerakiat Phumsawat has ordered the Kanchanaburi Communicable Disease Committee to close five districts in Kanchanaburi to prevent […]Read More

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World’s New Species of Frog Found in Myanmar: Chula Lecturer’s

The Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, and German researchers recently discovered the world’s newest species of frog in Myanmar which highlights the diverse ecosystems of Southeast Asia, while cautioning that the use of agrochemicals may alter the frog’s reproductive systems risking their extinction. Amphibians such as various species of frogs are signs of ecological integrity […]Read More

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Bomb Explodes at Headquarters of Pro-Military Party in Myanmar

Six bombs exploded in three different locations in Myanmar’s largest city Yangon today, including at the headquarters of a political party backed by the country’s military, witnesses told RFA. A Yangon rescue official told Reuters that two of the bombs killed two people and injured five others. Bomb attacks have occurred frequently as people across […]Read More

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12 Reportedly Killed in Air Force Plane Crash in Myanmar

A Myanmar Air Force plane crashed near the city of Mandalay killing at least 12 people, media reported, citing the city’s fire department. It is still unknown what caused the incident. Four other people who were on board were injured in the incident, according to reports. Meanwhile, local media reported that senior military officers could […]Read More

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Bombs explode in Myanmar near border with Kanchanaburi

KANCHANABURI: Two bombs exploded in Myanmar close to the border with this western province on Saturday night, local media reported. The explosions — the first at 10.10pm and the other at 10.33pm — took place in Phyathonezu township, with the noise clearly audible at Phra Chedi Sam Ong border checkpoint in Sangkhla Buri district. Full […]Read More

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UN special envoy calls on Thailand to cooperate on Myanmar

UN Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener, who has been in Thailand for a month awaiting permission from the Myanmar military junta to enter the country, met with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha on Friday and asked him to help find a peaceful solution to the Burmese political crisis. “After talks with ASEAN (Association […]Read More

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Thai Government Provides Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees from Myanmar

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Thai military has provided shelter and humanitarian assistance to more than 2,200 people who have fled the hostilities across the border in Myanmar. Defense Ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantravanich said the military has set up a safe zone, where those who cross the Salween River, which forms the natural border between Thailand […]Read More

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Forty Myanmar Junta Troop Deaths Reported After Clashes with Rebel

A rebel army and a local militia have killed 40 Myanmar junta soldiers in two days of fighting this week in regions near the country’s northern and western borders, witnesses reported, in what would be the largest number of casualties inflicted on security forces since the Feb. 1 military coup. The killing of 30 regime […]Read More