Election Week in Burma by Varoius

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Staff at an electronics shop in the border town of Mae Sai clean the blood-soaked floor. The blood is from a 42 year old women who was injured by shrapnel the previous day. An estimated 20,000 Burmese refugees fled into Thailand to escape clashes in the border towns of Myawaddy and Pyaduangsu, only a day after a Burmese election which critics described as a sham..Ethnic minorities along the Thai-Burma border had warned earlier that the junta would launch a major offensive after the election, as many armed rebel groups had refused to become part of the government-controlled Border Guard Forces.