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.
Source: IrriwadyMay 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.
Source: Pattaya MailMay 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.
Source: irrawaddyApril 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.”
Source: irrawaddyApril 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.
Source: thaifinancialpostApril 4, 2012: Thailand has sent out its congratulations to Myanmar for her successful by-election, which took place on 1 April.
Source: thainewsApril 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.
Source: themalaysianinsiderMarch 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.
Source: nationmultimediaMarch 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.
Source: phuketgazetteMarch 23, 2012: Thailand has welcomed the Burmese government's invitations for international representatives as observers for the parliamentary by-election on April 1.