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UN says 100,000 flee fighting in Myanmar border state

June 9, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The United Nations said on Tuesday an estimated 100,000 people in Myanmar's Kayah state had been displaced by fighting that included "indiscriminate attacks by security forces" in civilian areas.

The United Nations said on Tuesday an estimated 100,000 people in Myanmar's Kayah state had been displaced by fighting that included "indiscriminate attacks by security forces" in civilian areas.

"This crisis could push people across international borders seeking safety, as already seen in other parts of the country," the UN in Myanmar said in a statement.

Myanmar's foreign minister defended the junta's plan for restoring democracy, state media reported on Tuesday, after a meeting at which his counterparts from ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member states pressed the junta to honor a consensus agreement to halt violence and start dialogue with its opponents.

The foreign ministers on Monday expressed disappointment at a meeting in China with Myanmar's "very slow" progress in implementing a five-point plan that it agreed to, by consensus, at an ASEAN summit in April.

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