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By Prachatai |
The Thai-Myanmar Border Command Centre has announced that the armed conflict in Myanmar has forced 4,878 Myanmar refugees to enter Thailand, while the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) continuously deploys surveillance aircraft to prevent any violation of Thai territorial airspace.
By Wanna Taemthong |
<p>Following the February 2021 coup in Myanmar and subsequent violence against protesters, a large number of people from Myanmar came to Thailand seeking safety and are now living as refugees in urban areas. Some came with valid visas, while some are undocumented, but all are unrecognised as refugees and unprotected under Thai law.</p>
<p>MAE SOT, Thailand &ndash; At least a thousand Burmese are trapped in no man&rsquo;s land on the border with Thailand as fighting between the Burmese army and a faction of a Karen armed group, which began soon after the November 7 general elections, entered its first week.</p>
<p>Mr. Salil Shetty, Secretary General of AI paid a call on Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on the occasion of his visit to Thailand, at Thai Koo Fah Building, the Government House.</p> <p>The Secretary General of Amnesty International asked the Prime Minister on issues interested by the public and media, such as the political situation, situation in the southern border provinces, situation of displaced persons fleeing from fightings in Myanmar, and l&egrave;se majest&eacute; law.</p>