An American and an Austrian citizen who were detained by police after being stopped at a militia checkpoint in northern Shan State have been released.
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Kanchanaburi highway police flagged down the Isuzu MU-7 vehicle for a search following a tip-off that illegal immigrants would be smuggled via that route.
An American and an Austrian citizen have been arrested in Shan State’s Muse, along with a third individual who police say is a rebel group member.
The trial of two Burmese migrants accused of murdering a pair of British tourists is set to resume on the island of Koh Samui.
The Wa leadership have already stirred controversy by inviting representatives of the Kokang rebel group MNDAA.