prepares for refugee influx
More than 200 Burmese people crossed the Thai
border at Mae Sot in Tak province this morning
- but only to buy commodities and medicines
to stockpile at home.
Thai authorities in Tak and elsewhere on the
Burmese border, however, are taking no chances
and preparing for a possible refugee influx
if the situation continues to get out of hand
Authorities report that Burmese have travelled
to Mae Sot via the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge
from early this morning. Thailand put into effect
a contingency plan called the "E-Border
Pass Overview" to control both inbound
and outbound trips at the border to a trickle.
for merchants along the border, the province
says they have delivered goods to Burma as usual
up to this morning.