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Bangkok Post-May 21, 1999
Burma told to pay compensation

The Foreign Ministry yesterday demanded that Burma pay more than 300,000
baht in compensation and investigate three incidents in Mae Hong Son last

Nyan Lynn, Burmese embassy minister, was given a protest note which called
on the authorities in Rangoon to find those responsible for the three

They were the loss of four boats, the bombing of a pick-up truck, and the
armed raid at a police station near the border.

The boats were taken from their mooring on the Mae Saw U river on April 28,
a week after the owner was approached by an unidentified Burmese who had
asked to borrow the boats. On April 30, a pick-up truck was bombed, and on
May 1, the police station at Ban Nam Pieng Din was attacked.

The ministry demanded 50,000 baht for the boats, 80,000 baht for the damaged
truck, and 200,000 baht for the damaged police station.

U Nyan Lynn was quoted as saying Rangoon had no information about the
incidents and did not always know what was happening in remote areas.