Suu Kyi to Address economic forum in Bangkok

Source: The Nation

May 25, 2012: Burma's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to Bangkok on May 28 to deliver a speech at the World Economic Forum in the Thai capital from May 30 to June 1, her first overseas trip in over 20 years.

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Thai Army Increases Troops by DKBA Border

Source: Irriwady

May 4, 2012: The Thai Army has deployed more troops at border towns around Mae Sot, in northern Thailand’s Tak Province, due to escalating tensions with the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) after a faction leader was accused of being a drug trafficker.

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Thais warned against crossing Myanmar border at Phop Phra

Source: Pattaya Mail

May 4, 2012: Thai nationals are advised against crossing the Myanmar border at Tak's Phop Phra district as their safety is uncertain after the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) threatened to retaliate unless the Thai authorities removes its leader's name from Thailand's list of drug traffickers, the Tak governor said on Wednesday.

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Burmese Workers at Risk from Thai Labor Deal

Source: irrawaddy

April 24, 2012: “Human rights abuses faced daily by migrant workers include violent attacks and killings by government security forces and private individuals, extensive use of torture and ill-treatment in detention, sexual abuse, widespread labor rights abuses, and pervasive extortion.”

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Burmese ‘Slaves’ Rescued from Thai Fishing Boat

Source: irrawaddy

April 24, 2012: Twenty Burmese migrants were rescued when the fishing boat they were forced to work on was raided by the Thai authorities and human rights activists in Chonburi Province, south of Bangkok.

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Thailand congratulates Myanmar on its successful by-election

Source: thaifinancialpost

April 4, 2012: Thailand has sent out its congratulations to Myanmar for her successful by-election, which took place on 1 April.

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Thai-Myanmar border trade in Mae Sai lively

Source: thainews

April 3, 2012: After Myanmar has decided to float its currency, the Kyat, business has been brisk along the Mae Sai Border town in Chiang Rai Province, with many Burmese coming in to purchaseThai goods. 

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Thai minimum wage jumps from April, as central bank frets

Source: themalaysianinsider

March 30, 2012: Thailand raises its minimum wage by 40 per cent on Sunday despite the opposition of small and medium-sized businesses plus worries at the central bank that it will add to inflationary pressure.

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NESDB to submit Dawei proposals

Source: nationmultimedia

March 30, 2012: The Thai and Burmese governments have a lot of work to do to facilitate investment in Burma's Dawei special economic zone, including the construction of a highway linking Thailand's Eastern Seaboard to Dawei, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Board, said yesterday.

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Phuket Gazette: Thailand welcomes Burma's decision to have international observers

Source: phuketgazette

March 23, 2012: Thailand has welcomed the Burmese government's invitations for international representatives as observers for the parliamentary by-election on April 1.

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New Burma-Thailand trade point opens

Source: mizzima

March 13, 2012: Burma and Thailand have agreed to open a new southern border trade point to promote commerce between the two countries.

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