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Thailand calls on Myanmar military to release detainees and to de-escalate the situation



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Thailand is urging Myanmar to release everyone who was detained by the military following last month’s coup. Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement today calling on a de-escalation of the country’s situation where many have been injured and even killed in protests.

“As a neighbor, sharing a long common border, and with the Myanmar and Thai peoples having close interactions in many aspects, Thailand continues to follow developments in Myanmar with much concern. As with other countries, we are saddened by the loss of lives and the sufferings of the people of Myanmar due to escalating violence in the country.

We call for de-escalation of the situation and release of detainees. We also urge all parties concerned to seek a peaceful solution for Myanmar and its people through dialogue via any constructive channels.”

Thailand has been preparing temporary facilities, in areas bordering Myanmar, to help Burmese citizens who are leaving Myanmar to escape the crackdown from the military and police following the recent takeover.

Recently, there have been trilateral talks held between the foreign affairs ministers of Thailand and Indonesia with a senior Myanmar military official.

SOURCES: Thai PBS World| Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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  1. Laurent

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Do what I say, not what I do. What hypocrites.

  2. Mr cynic

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    They might want to have a good look at them selves in relation to detaining citizens for political reasons before mouthing off about the neighbours.

  3. toby andrews

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    To which Myanmar replies. You release your detainees first.

  4. Ian

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Have I just banged my head or have I read correctly Thailand dictators are asking Myanmar dictator military to release innocent people yet they imprison the student protesters and their followers for trying to bring about change walkabout do as I say not as I do

  5. Ynwaps

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Would be a funny satire if Myanmar calls on Thailand monarchy to release protester and to de-escalate the situation.

  6. Issan John

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Hello pot …

  7. Political Observer

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5:47 am

    The Thai pot calls the Burmese kettle black. ROTFLMAO.

  8. Craig

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Yes, listen to Thailand! 55

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