Fighting has begun on the Asia Highway in Kawkareik, KNU Brigade 6 area. Fighting this morning has set two trucks and a vehicle on fire on the highway, and the Asia Highway connecting to Thailand has been closed. The situation is tense as the KNU has not withdrawn its letter to withdraw its troops and the increase in forces.
The closure of the Asia Highway will disrupt the flow of goods to Thailand. Domestic commodity prices are likely to rise further if the Thai side closes its trade route to Thailand, which has been closed since the beginning.