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Myanmar = nice to have Neighbours like this ?

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I've stayed at Mae Sariang myself so  ::)   :o

"Myanmar’s 341st Battalion troops fired three 60mm shells into Tha Ta Fang village in Mae Sariang district at around noon, according to local reports. Villagers fled from the shelling in terror, while damage from the attack is still being assessed.

Thai forces responded by mobilising heavy weapons – two K120mm mortar guns – to support frontline soldiers at the neighbouring village of Tha Ta Kiang.  . . . . . "

https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40001105
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I've stayed at Mae Sariang myself so  ::)   :o

"Myanmar’s 341st Battalion troops fired three 60mm shells into Tha Ta Fang village in Mae Sariang district at around noon, according to local reports. Villagers fled from the shelling in terror, while damage from the attack is still being assessed.

Thai forces responded by mobilising heavy weapons – two K120mm mortar guns – to support frontline soldiers at the neighbouring village of Tha Ta Kiang.  . . . . . "

https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40001105

Difficult to know what the Burmese can possibly hope to achieve by aggravating the Thai army other than creating an international incident and distraction.


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I guess these Guys just have too much money and power to be controlled - same as China  :(

"Construction has resumed on a private airport in Laos on the Thai border as part of the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone, a casino resort complex considered to be rife with illegal activity. The owner of the development, Zhao Wei, is the chairman of the Dok Ngiew Kham Group and has been named in connection with human trafficking, drugs, money laundering, and illegal animal products" . . . . . .

. . . . . "But many experts in the area believe that at best the airport will serve to further increase the Chinese control and influence in the area and at worst it will become an easy conduit to drug trafficking or worse. China is already the number one foreign investor in Laos and second only to Thailand in trade. They have invested US $1.3 trillion into a Belt and Road initiative to build infrastructure, high-speed rail, and hydropower dams. Some fear the increased Chinese power in the region. But worse is the possibility of illegal activities going on in the Special Economic Zone. An anonymous employee said that drugs, prostitutes, and illegal wildlife are all readily available inside. . . ."

https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/crime/golden-triangle-special-economic-zone-building-airport-crime-feared?
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