Thai army chief rejects use of Thai arsenals in Myanmar

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Thai the military commander denied that he did Thai military arsenal it was delivered Myanmar rebel forces.

In an attempt to clarify the situation, General Jaroenchai Hintao strongly refutes claims linking the Thai military to an arsenal that refuels rebel fighters across the Myanmar border. Insisting on the integrity of the Thai defense, General Jaroenchai outlines rigorous measures to protect against illegal arms trafficking.

“Every time there has been concern about arms trafficking activity, investigations have consistently shown that the weapons did not come from [Thai] military forces.”

Acknowledging the humanitarian crisis stemming from Myanmar’s military commitment, Jaroenchai emphasizes joint efforts to help displaced citizens. Yet amid the goodwill gesture, Thailand remains steadfast in its commitment to robust border security, The Nation reported.

As tensions escalate, Thailand’s border defense forces are poised to combat illicit activities, including drug trafficking and arms smuggling. However, General Jaroenchai acknowledges the complexity of the border situation in Myanmar, affirming the military’s dual role in maintaining order and protecting human rights.

In related news, Thailand’s plan to provide humanitarian aid to displaced people in Myanmar has won praise from House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Noppadon Pattama. Noppadon stressed the urgency for the current government of Srettha Thavisin to step up its efforts to resolve the conflict in Myanmar.

Meanwhile, a violent altercation in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area led to the death of a 53-year-old Myanmar businessman in the early hours of the morning. The incident happened at 1.30am on Wednesday, February 14, in a room in a Sukhumvit Soi 4 ​​villa, where the victim, Kayo Seya, was found with multiple injuries and significant blood loss.

The businessman was allegedly involved in a foreign currency exchange business with two associates, William and John, two Cameroonians believed to be Scottish nationals. During the heated argument, the victim’s mother tried to intervene and fell unconscious.

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