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Kofi Annan and Aung San Suu Kyi condemn Rhakine violence

Tanutam Thawan

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Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan and Myanmar’s State Minister Councillor, Aung San Suu Kyi have roundly condemned the new upsurge in violence in the Rhakine state, to the north-west of Myanmar.
“I strongly condemn today’s brutal attacks by terrorists on security forces in Rakhine State.
“The actions threatened efforts to bring peace to the embattled state”, Aung San Suu Kyi said in a statement response to the attacks by suspected Rohingya militants.
“I would like to commend the members of the police and security forces who have acted with great courage in the face of many challenges. My thoughts are with the members of the police and security forces who have lost their lives, and their families, friends and colleagues.”

The Myanmar government had been aware of the risk of attacks to coincide with the release of the UN Commission’s final report yesterday and had issued instruction to relevant Union Ministers.

“It is clear that today’s attacks are a calculated attempt to undermine the efforts of those seeking to build peace and harmony in Rakhine State. We must not allow our work to be derailed by the violent actions of extremists.”

The government remains firm in its commitment to finding meaningful and lasting solutions to the issues in Rakhine. I welcome the constructive approach taken by the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State in their final report yesterday.”

Kofi Annan, who chaired Rakhine State Advisory Commission and former Secretary-General of the United Nations, issued a statement on Friday, saying that he expressed condolences to security guards who had lost their life in the terrorist attacks happening in the northern Rakhine State.

Annan said in his statement that he was too worried about the terrorist attacks currently occurring in Rakhine State and he publicly denounced the unpleasant situation as well as he felt so sad to hear the deaths of security guards.

The terrorist attacks were severe. Terrorist attacks are happening at an alarming rate. The conflicts may accelerate among the communities.

SOURCE & PHOTO: The Nation

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Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

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Reminder from Thai Foreign Affairs about staying in Thailand after October 31

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The following was sent by Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reminding foreigners about staying in Thailand after the current visa amnesty expires…

“Mr. Tanee Sangrat, Director-General of the Department of Information and Foreign Ministry Spokesperson reiterated that all stranded foreign nationals who wish to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand beyond 31 October 2020 need to submit an application for extension of temporary stay at the Immigration Bureau within 31 October 2020.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has circulated a Note Verbale to all diplomatic missions, consular representatives and international organisations in Thailand, to seek their cooperation in informing and advising their foreign nationals regarding this matter.

According to the Notification of the Ministry of Interior on Permission for Certain Groups of Aliens to Remain in the Kingdom as a Special Case (No. 4) issued on 30 September 2020, foreign nationals are permitted for temporary stay in Thailand until 31 October 2020.

Late application submission is allowed within 90 days after 31 October 2020, subject to a fine. Those who remain in the Kingdom without application submission within such grace period shall be deemed as overstaying and will be prosecuted, deported and prohibited from entering Thailand.”

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Man arrested for allegedly stealing 70 pairs of women’s underwear

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A 46 year old man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into homes and stealing women’s underwear. Police say they found 70 pairs of panties and 3 bras at his house in Ratchaburi, a province west of Bangkok bordering Myanmar. Police also found some methamphetamine and amphetamine pills at the man’s home, charging him with both theft and drug possession.

The man, identified as Chaiphat, allegedly told police he stole the underwear because he was lonely and he liked to smell them while stimulating himself. His wife of 10 years had left him, Chaiphat says.

Just 2 women reported to police about their missing panties. But by the amount of women’s panties found at the man’s home, police say they suspect he made about 20 robberies, but Chaiphat allegedly claims it was just “a few times”.

“Two women had filed complaints with the station that a thief had broken into their homes and stolen their underwear, so we tracked down the suspect to his house and arrested him.”

If any women are missing their underwear, police ask that they check the evidence at the Thung Luang Police Station.

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2 shot outside Bangkok massage parlour

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Police are investigating a shooting at a Bangkok massage parlour where a person was shot in the neck and another person shot in the backside. Police have not identified the shooter, but a post by a Facebook user accused an alleged “well known gambler” of shooting the 2 people.

Police were called at 3am Wednesday to the Saree Sauna & Spa on Ratchapruek in the Phasi Charoen, a Bangkok district just across the west side of the Chao Phraya. A fight allegedly broke out around 10:30pm Tuesday between the 3 people. A person then allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the other 2.

The suspect has not been identified by police at this stage. Investigators are collecting more evidence and reviewing surveillance camera footage before naming a suspect and issuing an arrest warrant.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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