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BANGKOK – The Prayut government is being called upon to formalise cross border humanitarian assistance to crisis-hit Myanmar through the Thai Red Cross.

 

The call was made at the third Thai foreign policy webinar series on “ASEAN’s Future and Crisis in Myanmar” last Thursday, jointly hosted by the Surin Pitsuwan Foundation, Chiang Mai University’s School of Public Policy, Thai PBS and Asia News Network. The session was moderated by Fuadi Pitsuwan from SPF.

 

The increase in assistance to Myanmar by Thailand is imperative, given the economic collapse and internal fighting, said Kavi Chongkittavorn, former editor of the Myanmar Times.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/thai-government-urged-to-formalise-cross-border-assistance-to-myanmar/

 

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4 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

Maybe the help they can also give is refugee status to those that are trying to flee the war-torn country and the strife it is causing as well as the indiscriminate bombing of villages.  Better yet maybe the UN should get involved....

All the people being rounded up by the Thai Authorities that are crossing the Border, are being classed as " illegal Job seekers ", and are being held in Immigration Detention Centers.

Yes ! there are Job seekers, but I suspect many are just fleeing the atrocities within Myanmar, but are shown little or no sympathy, or any kind of Humanitarian Support by Thailand

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

cross border humanitarian assistance to crisis-hit Myanmar through the Thai Red Cross.

IMO it would be very welcome, but making sure none goes to the Burmese military terrorist group, the Tatmadaw and its allies!

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7 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

Maybe the help they can also give is refugee status to those that are trying to flee the war-torn country and the strife it is causing as well as the indiscriminate bombing of villages.  Better yet maybe the UN should get involved....

Thai governments [of past and present] don't have a terribly decent record/history to show any such empathy or compassion regarding war-torn refugees. The historic examples are numerous. 

They don't treat their own with any such character or dignity, so why extend it to neighboring "foreigners'. 

Good Buddhists that they are.....kinship of historied military govts of the region usually turn the other cheek.

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I am right on the border & must say that Burma is  a beautiful country & always loved visiting & working there for 6 months but the terrible state of affairs is certainly not Thailands responsibility

but  the UK  & the world in general. Forget about ASEAN (the toothless tiger) helping.

Saying that there are a lot worse genocide ridden countries in the world that the UN & other 

related agencies simply refuse to help or in many cases even acknowledge.

China is adding fuel to the fire in Burma as well having an average of four flights a day with the aircraft transponders turned off delivering what the Junta want under darkness

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On 11/8/2021 at 11:28 AM, ThailandRyan said:

Maybe the help they can also give is refugee status to those that are trying to flee the war-torn country and the strife it is causing as well as the indiscriminate bombing of villages.  Better yet maybe the UN should get involved....

UN about as usefull as tits on a bull on a good day

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On 11/8/2021 at 8:58 PM, natway09 said:

I am right on the border & must say that Burma is  a beautiful country & always loved visiting & working there for 6 months but the terrible state of affairs is certainly not Thailands responsibility

but  the UK  & the world in general. Forget about ASEAN (the toothless tiger) helping.

Saying that there are a lot worse genocide ridden countries in the world that the UN & other 

related agencies simply refuse to help or in many cases even acknowledge.

China is adding fuel to the fire in Burma as well having an average of four flights a day with the aircraft transponders turned off delivering what the Junta want under darkness

they have plenty of ya bah $

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