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Malaysia not to close Thai border

Malaysia said on Wednesday it will not seal its border with Thailand despite allegations Thai Islamic militants are conducting arms training in the country. Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is also Malaysia’s defence minister, said closing the border would seriously hurt the local population and trading activities on the border. “It can be taken but sealing off the border is a very drastic step. It would be considered a very radical step,” Najib said when asked whether closing the frontier was a solution to cross-border movement. “It will lead to the total collapse of the local economy particularly on the Thai side. It will also disrupt the normal flow of trade and movement of people between our two countries.” Full Story

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