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BP: Traders urge Burma to reopen
- Subject: BP: Traders urge Burma to reopen
- From: suriya@xxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 24 May 1998 17:29:00
May 24, 1998
Burma to reopen
Mae Sot, Tak
The Tak Chamber of Commerce yesterday sent a letter to
Burmese leader Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt calling for the reopening of
the Thai-Burmese friendship bridge linking the border towns of
Mae Sot and Myawaddy.
The letter, signed by Chamber of Commerce President Panithi
Tang phati, was submitted through Col Chatchapat
Yamngarmriab, the Thai chairman of the Local Thai-Burmese
Burma closed the bridge on April 14 after heavy shelling of
Myawaddy, allegedly by Karen National Union rebels.
The closure has halted border crossing by people of the two
coun tries and caused an unfavourable im pression of
Thai-Burmese relations in the eyes of the international commu
nity, the letter said.
Copies of the letter were also sent to the Prime Minister's Office,
the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Interior Ministry, the National
Security Council and the army.
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