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May 11, 2012

A colorful Democratic Karen Buddhist Army leader, Major General Na Kham Mwe, who is accused of drug running by Thai authorities, held a press conference at his headquarters on Thursday and blasted back, insisting he is not involved in drugs.Thai authorities have asked Burma to assist in his arrest. A warrant for his arrest was issued by Thailand in 2003.

Surrounded by around 500 armed Karen soldiers, he said Thai authorities were welcome to inspect his camp opposite Tak’s Phop Phra District, and their safety would be guaranteed. About 100 reporters gathered to hear his remarks. The event was reportedly approved by the Burmese authorities.

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