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BurmaNet News: May 23, 1995 [#178]
Subject: Re: BurmaNet News: May 23, 1995 [#178]
On Tue, 23 May 1995, BurmaNet wrote:
> From: BurmaNet <burmanet>
> THE NATION: ARMY STEPS IN TO REDUCE TENSION AFTER BOMB BLAST IN
> BORDER AREA
> The Nation
> Meanwhile, Rangoon has agreed to take back thousands of Karen refugees
> living in Thailand and provide them with accommodation in
> government-controlled areas in Myawadi, opposite Mae Sot District in
> Tak province, said the Secretary -General of the Nation Security
> Council [NSC], Charan Kullawanijaya.
Has anyone heard more? Is this true? Does this mean all refugees? Would
they go? What about KNU leaders and the like? Isn't this quite a sudden
change of thinking on the part of Thailand?
> The NSC chief said the government will seek cooperation from
> international aid agencies, in particular the United Nations High
> Commissioner for Refugees, to provide assistance to the refugees after
> they return to Burma.
> Charan said the meeting adopted a number of measures that will seal
> the fate of about 80,000 Burmese and Karen refugees who have lived in
> Thailand for a long time and others who have fled fighting inside
> Burma since February .
It's nice to have your fate sealed! At least there's no doubt then!!