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Thaksin cancels Tachilek trip

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Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has decided to cancel his plan to travel to the border town of Tachilek in Myanmar, opposite Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district, on Nov 9-10 for security reasons, his personal lawyer Noppadon Pattama announced in a statement delivered to the media on Tuesday morning. 

In the statement, Mr Noppadon said Thaksin was originally scheduled to visit Myanmar between Nov 8-10 during which he planned to be in Tachilek on Friday and Saturday.

But last Friday Myanmar authorities arrested a Shan suspect in Tachilek and found in his possession a quantity of war weapons, including some rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and explosives.

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