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Myanmar: Thailand could help curb Karen insurgents

Myanmar: Thailand could help curb Karen insurgents

A top official in Myanmar says a decades-old insurgency in the country could be curbed with the help of neighboring Thailand.
Information Minister Kyaw Hsan did not mention Thailand by name, but referred to the country neighboring Kayin State. Karen ethnic rebels in that eastern region have been fighting for autonomy.
The government-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported that Kyaw Hsan made the comments Monday in response to a question in parliament.
Aside from Thailand, he was also quoted as saying "the modest cooperation" of certain powers and non-governmental organizations would lead to an effective solution to Kayin's unrest.
Myanmar is ruled by a military junta. Human rights groups have long accused the army of abuses in insurgent areas.


Updated : 2021-05-08 01:52 GMT+08:00