Thailand, Myanmar agree to strengthen cooperation

Source: Bangkok Post

July 23, 2012: Thailand has pledged to support Myanmar in areas of human resources development, capacity-building for the Asean chairmanship in 2014, and infrastructure development, according to the joint press statement issued on Monday by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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PTT to invest up to $3b in Myanmar

Source: Myanmar Times

July 23, 2012: PTT Pcl, Thailand’s top energy firm, said on July 17 it planned to invest US$2 billion to $3 billion in projects in Myanmar, including a 150,000-barrel-per-day refinery, coal mines and a power plant, as part of its drive to expand in Southeast Asia.

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Protection too costly for many Myanmar workers

Source: The Nation

July 17, 2012: Many Myanmar migrant workers have to live without real legal protection because they cannot afford the inflated fees charged by some agents for nationality verification.

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Thai authorities kill 7 drug suspects near border

Source: Charlotte Observer

July 17, 2012: BANGKOK Thai security forces killed seven suspected drug smugglers from Myanmar early Monday in a gunbattle that was Thailand's deadliest drug-related incident in three years, police said. Myanmar, meanwhile, reported a major seizure of methamphetamine near its border with China.

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PM: Myanmar President will definitely visit Thailand

Source: MCOT

June 12, 2012: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Monday that Myanmar President Thein Sein would definitely officially visit Thailand but the date has not yet been set.

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Suu Kyi takes centre stage on Thailand trip

Source: Google

May 31, 2012: Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi will make her first major international engagement after more than two decades of isolation when she addresses world business leaders on Friday in Bangkok.

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Suu Kyi urges 'healthy scepticism' towards Burma reform

Source: Radio Australia

May 31, 2012: Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has urged Burma's government to carry out urgent judicial reform to cement recent political progress and foster clean investment in the country.

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Myanmar’s President Thein Sein to visit Thailand next month

Source: Pattaya Mail

May 31, 2012: Myanmar President Thein Sein will officially visit Thailand June 4-5  to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries which are both members of the Association of Southeast Asian Naitons (ASEAN), according to Deputy Government Spokesman Anusorn Eiamsa-ard.

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On Thailand trip, Suu Kyi visits Myanmar migrants

Source: WRCB-TV

May 31, 2012: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, on her first foreign trip in nearly a quarter-century, offered encouragement Wednesday to impoverished migrants whose flight from their homeland is emblematic of the devastation wrought there by decades of misrule.

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Suu Kyi to meet Myanmar migrants on historic Thai trip

Source: Jakarta Globe

May 30, 2012: Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is set to kick off her historic first trip overseas in more than two decades with a visit to meet Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand on Wednesday.

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Suu Kyi leaves Burma for first time in 24 years

Source: Perth Now

May 30, 2012: The jet carrying Suu Kyi left Rangoon at 8pm local time bound for Bangkok, where she is expected to meet the Thai prime minister, attend the World Economic Forum on East Asia and meet Burmese communities during several days in the country.

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