Truckers block Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge in protest

Mar 6, 2009 (DVB), Over 100 passenger pickup truck drivers in the Thai border town of Mae Sot blocked a busy crossing point this morning, in protest over Thai authorities allowing trucks from the Burmese side to steal their passengers.

A leader 0f the passenger truck drivers union in Mae Sot, who led the blockade of the Thai-Burma Friendship Bridge, said the protest was to prevent Burmese trucks from Myawaddy running beyond the border check point.

This would lead to competition for Thai drivers taking passengers travelling to Mae Sot.

"The Thai immigration authorities have responsibility on this, so we demand for their action," he said.

Reporting by Aye Nai

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