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Warlord denies Thai PM plot

Burma’s military government has condemned allegations in the Thai press that an ethnic leader planned to have the Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra killed in retaliation for Bangkok’s crackdown on drugs trafficking. In a press statement released in Rangoon on Monday, the authorities dismissed the claims as groundless rumours. The leader of Burma’s Wa, Bao Yuxiang, also told the BBC that he was not behind any assassination plans, and that he endorsed Mr Thaksin’s campaign to end the drugs trade. Over the past two weeks there have been frequent press reports that drug barons have placed a $2m bounty on Mr Thaksin’s head because of his campaign against drug dealers which started at the beginning of February . Full Story

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