Mar 6, 2009 (DVB), Over 100 passenger pickup truck drivers in the Thai border town of Mae Sot blocked a busy crossing point this morning, in protest over Thai authorities allowing trucks from the Burmese side to steal their passengers. A leader 0f the passenger truck drivers union in Mae Sot, who led the blockade …
Gen Saw Chit Thu, leader of the Karen Border Guard Force, said he may close Karen State’s border with Thailand if a dispute with Thai officials is not resolved.
One of Burma’s most recognisable ethnic rebel leaders has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Thai police have seized a large amount of amphetamine pills on an alluvial island in the Moei River, underneath the Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge.
Thai- Burmese border trade is expected to flourish over the next couple of years, driven mainly by the planned development of a special economic zone in Mae Sot district.
The Democratic Karen Buddhist Army closed checkpoints along the Thai-Burma border as Thai officials reached out to the Burmese government to help arrest the group’s leader