FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM
Burma’s democratic forces, in opposition to the military regime, should aim to establish good relations with the next government of Thailand, whether it be led by the pro-democracy or the pro-military camps, according to a Thai political expert.
Sirada Khemanitthathai spoke on DVB Newsroom podcast episode one about the importance of cooperation between the two neighboring countries for humanitarian access along the Thai-Burma border, which was outlined by Move Forward Party (MFP) leader Pita Limjaroenrat as a way to assist the Myanmar people and avoid the military. “Not only the National Unity Government, but also all political forces in Myanmar who resist against the military regime should cooperate with the Move Forward Party or Thai civil society organizations,” she said.
Sirada Khemanitthathai addressed the difficult situation faced by Burma nationals who have sought asylum in Thailand since the 2021 military coup. “The lives of political exiles in Thailand are still very vulnerable. They don’t have proper documents, and live in unpredictable situations. So I think the first thing to do is find out how Myanmar people who live in Thailand work in cooperation with the Thai government and other political forces,” she added.