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05 Nov 2010 15:07 GMT | Politics, Asia Pacific, Myanmar, Thailand
Thailand has beefed up border security before Myanmar’s general election on Sunday, the first in 20 years.
There is fear of possible attacks from the border area where some 200,000 Myanmar exiles now live.
But the Thai government, already faced with two million illegal Myanmar residents in the country, is afraid that more might flee after the polls.
Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from the border town of Mae Sot.
Source: Al Jazeera
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