Fighters from Myanmar ethnic minority say surrounded notorious scam town

Fighters from Myanmar ethnic minority say surrounded notorious scam town
Fighters from Myanmar ethnic minority say surrounded notorious scam town

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Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - This handout photo taken and released October 28, 2023 by the Kokang Information Network shows members of the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) walking past a Myanmar military base after seizing it during clashes near Laukkaing township in Myanmar northern Shan state. — AFP pic/Kokang Information Network

YANGON, Nov 15 — Fighters from a Myanmar ethnic minority said Tuesday they had surrounded a town controlled by pro-military militia near the China border where hundreds of foreigners are feared to be held working in online scam compounds.

Fighting has raged across Myanmar’s northern Shan state for more than two weeks after an alliance of ethnic minority groups launched a surprise offensive against the military.

One of those groups, the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), said its fighters had surrounded the town of Laukkai in Shan state, around three kilometres (two miles) from the China border.

“We have surrounded Laukkai and soon will retake it,” the MNDAA said in a statement, without indicating when it would try to do so.

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MNDAA spokesman Li Jiawen separately told AFP no date had yet been set as they wanted to ensure the safety of civilians in the town.

Myanmar’s current junta chief Min Aung Hlaing made a name for himself as a regional commander in 2009, prising the MNDAA from Laukkai.

Run since by a pro-military militia, analysts say it is home to online scam centres where trafficked citizens of China and other countries are forced to work scamming their compatriots online.

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The scammers typically target their compatriots and groom them for weeks before cajoling them into ploughing money into fake investment platforms and other ruses.

The scams anger China, a major ally and arms supplier of the junta, and Beijing has repeatedly asked the military to crack down on scam centres.

Last week Vietnam’s foreign affairs ministry said 166 Vietnamese citizens had been rescued from Myanmar’s northern border areas, without specifying exactly where.

It said their repatriation was being hindered by ongoing fighting.

Thailand said this month that more than 160 of its citizens had been rescued from scam centres but were currently stranded in Laukkai as fighting rages in the remote region.

The United Nations’ human rights office said this year that at least 120,000 people could be being held in scam compounds in Shan state and elsewhere in Myanmar.

Myanmar junta spokesman Zaw Min Tun said on Tuesday there had been fighting in northeastern Shan state, but did not give details.

The offensive launched by the MNDAA, the Arakan Army (AA) and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) on October 27 has seized a vital border hub with China and blocked trade routes to Myanmar’s biggest trading partner.

Analysts say it is the biggest military challenge to the junta since it seized power in a 2021 coup. — AFP

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