We saw an article today on the Irrawaddy website that caught our attention. Apparently the information minister in Burma, Kyaw San, is claiming that Thailand is not “a friendly neighbor…promoting instability in Karen State.” This was published in the state-run [load of crap] newspaper of Burma, New Light of Myanmar.
And I quote: “If the neighbor [Thailand] would stand as a friendly nation, [the] problems of Kayin [Karen] State would be soon be solved. There are base camps which they call refugee camps in the territory of the neighbor near Myanmar [Burma] border. Those camps are founded with contributions of some certain super powers, INGOs, and the neighbor. Insurgents use those camps as their base and launch guerilla attacks on the army, which is the reason that [exchanges of fire] are still occurring in Kayin State.”
Really? Is that the problem?