Myanmar: Opposition-government views differ from “Thai sovereignty” after MiG 29 fighter jets invade Thai airspace.

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Maj. Gen. Prasarn Saengsirirak, commander of the Naresuan Armed Forces. Visit the Thai-Myanmar border on July 1

On the third day after the incident, Myanmar military fighter jets invaded Thai airspace. Thai security forces have confirmed that there have been no repeat incidents. because Thailand has already coordinated with Myanmar

Maj. Gen. Prasarn Sangsirirak, commander of Naresuan forces, said there was still fighting in neighboring countries. and no use of fighter jets in Thai airspace because Thailand has already coordinated at a high level and local

Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force Naresuan came out to talk about this during a trip to visit soldiers and to examine the fighting situation between the Myanmar anti-military force and the Myanmar military Along the Thai-Myanmar border, Phop Phra District, Tak Province, today (2 July)

The latest wave of fighting between ethnic Karen ethnic groups and the Myanmar military has occurred for the seventh day in a row after clashes began on June 26 in Ban Ukretha. New Valley District, Myawaddy Province, opposite to Ban Valley Tai, Valley Subdistrict, Phob Phra District, Tak Province, resulting in an unknown/unknown ammunition crossing over to the Thai side from time to time Damage to the property of people living along the border

At least 470 people have crossed to a temporary safety point on the Thai side of the country, and video footage of Myanmar refugees has been released on social media, many of them crouching. and crawl through the ground to escape the bullets. before heading to the Thai border

Maj. Gen. Prasarn stated that Some of the refugees who had crossed over had requested to return. in a point where there is no battle because he was worried about the house and property in Myanmar

Explosion hits home of Myanmar village headman, killing 3, injuring 3

Thai officials in Muen Ruechai Village, Phob Phra Subdistrict, Phob Phra District, Tak Province, were notified at 7:30 p.m. on July 1 that an unidentified Myanmar military fighter plane had crashed into the middle. Giorrado’s house, the village headman in Thibabo Village, Myawaddy Province, while all of them were eating inside the house. As a result, 3 people were killed and 3 were injured. Later, Thai officials were coordinated to request relief for the 3 injured people to board a boat across the Moei River to the Thai side. to be sent to the hospital for further treatment in the area which the Thai authorities agree to cross the shore As for the deceased, the bodies were kept on the Myanmar side for the traditional funeral ceremony.

Thai officials said Among the three deceased people had documents issued by Thai authorities, one with a Thai national ID card, one with a high-altitude card, and one with a 10-year card. Found 1 Thai national ID card, 1 high area card, and 1 unknown person.

Three injured in bomb blast at home in Myanmar  was transported by boat across the Moei River to be treated in a hospital on the Thai side

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Three injured in bomb blast at home in Myanmar was transported by boat across the Moei River to be treated in a hospital on the Thai side

Prior to the incident, a Myanmar military MiG 29 fighter jet flew in air defense operations. until a bomb fell into the middle of the roof of the people’s houses

In the past few days The Myanmar military used MiG 29 aircraft to fly along the Thai-Myanmar border at low altitude, launching rockets and machine guns around Karen’s Ukretha base. Until there was a loud explosion across the border. On June 30, there was an incident that caused panic among the Thai people. When the Mig 29 plane flew over the border to arrive at the district of Phap Phra until the villagers had to run into the bunker in a chaotic manner.

“Friends treat friends”

Air Chief Marshal Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and Air Chief Marshal Naphadet Thuupatemi, commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Air Force have confirmed their capacity to protect the nation’s sovereignty. and stated that he had spoken to high-ranking officials on the Myanmar side

Gen. Prayut said he had coordinated to Myanmar. He admitted to trespassing. ready to apologize stated that it was not intended to be a problem. But he had to turn a circle, so he advanced into Thailand a little.

“This is something to look at, it can be a big deal. But it depends on how we make a big deal. Is it bigger than before? Today we have a good relationship already. Therefore, there is something to discuss. The important thing is that we have enough capacity to protect our sovereignty … it is not a big deal,” the prime minister said.

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as well as Air Chief Marshal Naphadet, who came out to guarantee that Thailand’s air defense system is very good. Not as weak as many people suspected. Sometimes it’s not measured by speed. but measured with prudence Take into account small and large situations The key is to make a decision that is appropriate to the situation.

Even admitting that “I’m also boiling Perhaps even more angry than the people’s brothers and sisters.” But the Air Force Commander chose to use the same words as the Prime Minister to communicate, that is, “not making small matters a big deal. or a big matter to a bigger matter.”

Air Chief Marshal Naphadet also stated that Air defense has 3 ranks: 1. Prove your side, 2. Intercept and 3. Destroy, but Myanmar is your friend.

“If a friend accidentally walks in the front yard and we’re going to shoot him dead, that’s too much. Therefore, proper action. Let’s be based on friends treat friends. I believe he is now aware of the mistake that has been made,” said the Air Force chief.

Criticism from former diplomat-opposition

Government and Air Force Leaders causing widespread criticism both in terms of national defense and Thai policies towards Myanmar

Noppadon Pattama, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Pheu Thai Party members calls on Thailand to take a more stable stance that “This is no small matter”, should protest, warn, or take an appropriate attitude at each level. but heard the various parties of Thailand to clarify, some of the sets of clarifications that have been audited belong to the Thai side not from Myanmar

He also asked the question: Has Thailand expressed enough concern that the Myanmar operation could affect the lives and properties of Thai people along the border? And how will there be guarantees that such a case will not happen again?

“Maintaining good relations with neighboring countries is something that every government has to do. but must maintain the country’s prestige in the long run,” said Mr. Noppadon.

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Myanmar fighter jets Flying over the Thai border for about 15 minutes on 30 June.

Mr. Rasmi Chaleechan, former Thai ambassador in many countries And the owner of the page “ambassadors outside the line”, which has more than 1.2 hundred thousand followers, criticized on June 30 that the Royal Thai Air Force “Failed to defend the country” was echoed by a statement from a spokesman for the Royal Thai Air Force, who said he had seen on radar that Myanmar planes were flying close to the border. but also allowed him to invade again without thinking of doing anything before Instead of sending Thai planes up as a deterrent in the first place

“Then come and tell me that it’s not a threat But this is a matter of sovereignty and safety of Thai people’s property. Is it not important at all? Making a statement like this is tantamount to acknowledging one’s own neglect. Laxness in the performance of national defense duties,” said Mr. Rasmi.

as well as Thailand’s foreign policy towards Myanmar. which Mr. Ras sees “Completely failed” and “The claim that the fear of affecting the relationship is very funny”, with the question of setting up a special envoy to talk to Myanmar that the Myanmar side is considerate. Will you agree to reduce violence, ceasefire or end hostilities as requested by ASEAN resolutions? And to the violence that affects the country and Thai people along the border today, is it decreasing or increasing? until he deliberately and explicitly invaded our sovereignty

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Myanmar anti-government forces seized a large amount of Myanmar military weapons on July 1.

As for former F-16 pilot and former candidate for governor of Bangkok under the Thai Sang Thai Party, Pol. Lt. Sita Tiwari said that “the Thai government has failed a test” in ensuring that it can maintain Thai sovereignty.

He commented on Twitter on June 30, stating that the Thai government must focus on three main areas and give personal opinions as follows.

  • Feeling confident that this government will uphold Thailand’s sovereignty and can take care of the safety of the people both physically and mentally that “the Thai government failed the exam should clarify giving people confidence once again.”
  • attitude towards humanitarian principles in the use of military equipment to suppress minority groups It means that we have a share in that action.”
  • Relations with neighboring countries which might be too good until causing people to lose confidence in items 1 and 2, the government should focus on all 3 parts. ‘Feelings of Thai people’ more than this.”
Teachers and students had to run to the shelter.  After a MiG 29 flew over the roof of the school.  As a result, schools in all 4 border areas must be temporarily closed from 30 June-1 July.

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Teachers and students had to run to the shelter. After a MiG 29 flew over the roof of the school. As a result, schools in all 4 border areas must be temporarily closed from 30 June-1 July.

Summary of the border conflict from the corner of the Thai state

If taking the Mig 29 incident to fly into Thai airspace as a starting point How is border unrest recorded by the Thai-Myanmar Border Command Center, Tak Province?

BBC Thai summarizes it here.

  • Clashes erupted between the Myanmar military and ethnic Karen ethnic groups. Ugretha house area District Mai Valley, Myawaddy Province, about 1 km deep into the Myanmar side. The Myanmar military uses aircraft to support military operations in the area. before the clashes ended at 5:00 p.m.
  • The result of the clash of forces on both sides causing an unknown type of ammunition/unknown faction crossed over to the Thai side People’s palm plantation area Ban Valley Nuea, Village No. 3, Valley Subdistrict, Phob Phra District, resulting in damage to people’s vehicles
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The man’s car was damaged. He counted 24 bullet holes on his car.

  • At 11.59 am, the Royal Thai Air Force detects an unknown aircraft flying over the border into the Thai side in the area of ​​Phop Phra District, Tak Province, so it has ordered two fighter planes Type 19 or F-16 to fly in combat patrols in The area to perform air defense missions.
  • from the incident Naresuan forces have notified and issued a protest letter to the Thai-Myanmar Local Border Committee (TBC), and the Air Force has ordered the Air Force Attaché at the Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon to coordinate with relevant agencies in Myanmar. come Be alert and look for ways to prevent this from happening in the future.
  • At present, 855 Myanmar fugitives have temporarily entered the Thai side of the country, and as of June 30, 576 people have arrived in a temporary safety area in the Valley. Phob Phra district, living at Moker Thai’s house, totaling 305 people (the original total number is 281, 26 people have added 26 and asked to return to the Myanmar side), while the other 550 people crossed to Thailand within the same day. stay in a safe area Northern Valley House, Valley Subdistrict, Phob Phra District
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asylum seekers crossing to Thailand

Air Force spokesman Maj. Gen. Praphas Sonjaidee denied criticism that the Air Force’s response was delayed, saying that after receiving reports and seeing images on radar screens from radar stations that Myanmar had brought a fighter jet. fly by force but also circling in his territory There was no sign of crossing the border into the Thai side. “Based on analysis and looking at the situation It was not found to fly into the form of a threat. because the intent was not directed at us If you haven’t crossed the border We still can’t take any action because it will affect international relations.” And then there was a flying roll into the Thai area. which at the border area of ​​Amphoe Phop Phra, at the point where the roll fly will be a standing beak Therefore, there has been an order for 2 F-16 fighter jets from Takhli District, Nakhon Sawan Province that are ready to perform their duties. Fly to the area of ​​​​Phop Phra District within 5-10 minutes.

  • Clashes erupted between the Myanmar military and ethnic Karen ethnic groups. Ugretha house area District Mai Valley, Myawaddy Province, about 1 km deep into the Myanmar side. The Myanmar military uses aircraft to support military operations in the area. before the clashes ended at 5:00 p.m.
  • clash of forces on both sides Does not affect the safety of life and property of Thai people living near the border area
  • Major operations of Thailand Naresuan Force, Tak Provincial Police and the government of Tak Province has continuously monitored the situation While the Air Force has ordered 2 F-16 fighters to fly combat patrols in the area of ​​​​Phop Phra District to prevent foreign aircraft from flying into the Thai side.
  • Currently, 442 Burmese fugitives have temporarily entered the Thai side of the country, 298 of them staying in a temporary safety area within Walay Sub-district, Phob Phra District, 298 at Moker Thai House (original total 305). 13 people added and 20 people requested to go back to Myanmar) and 144 North Valley villages (the original total was 550, 30 people came and 436 people requested to go back to Myanmar).

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