Thai military plane leaves to evacuate Thais from Myanmar following bomb blasts

Thai military plane leaves to evacuate Thais from Myanmar following bomb blasts - AP, May 7, 2005
[Despite the quick assigning of this event to disgruntled minority groups, Thai officials are taking the bombings as a very worrying breach of decorum in the strict state. It is likely that Thai officials, many of them intimately connected with business dealings with the Myanmar military, want to make sure there is no Thai entanglement during this time of high stress. This period began last year with the bizarre ousting of Khin Nyunt and continues with the building pressure on Rangoon's upcoming heading of ASEAN.]
A military cargo plane was on its way Sunday to evacuate Thai citizens from Myanmar's capital after three bomb blasts--one at a Thai trade fair--killed 11 people and wounded 162 others, officials said...
Earlier: Three killed, More Than A Dozen Wounded in Rangoon Bomb Blasts - AP, May 7, 2005
Also: Dreams of a Rat Hole - The Irrawaddy, April 2005
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