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Myanmar asked to protect tourists

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Thailand has asked the Myanmar government to protect Thai tourists who visit the country after the abduction of five Thais in May. 

The issue was raised by the Thai-Myanmar Border Township Committee (TBC) in the Tachilek border town on Wednesday.

Pa Muang taskforces special unit commander Thanadpol Kosaisewi, who co-chairs the TBC on the Thai side, told his Myanmar counterpart the request for stricter protection came after five Thai tourists were abducted by members of the Wa ethnic minority. A ransom of 6 billion baht was demanded.

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