Thailand: Suu Kyi no chance give public speech during Mae Sot trip-PM Yingluck Shinawatra worried about the impact on diplomatic relationship with Burma.

Thomas Fuller of the New York Times quoted the governor of Tak province, Suriya Prasatbuntitya, as saying: “The Foreign Ministry asked us to keep her visit low-key.”

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra herself conceded on Sunday that she was worried about the impact of Suu Kyi’s visit on the Kingdom’s diplomatic relationship with Burma.

Karen News : Suu Kyi visit leaves a bad taste –

You better adress to Thai Goverment-


Thousands of Burmese people living and working in the Thai border town of Mae Sot say they are bitterly disappointed they did not to get to see their hero Aung San Suu Kyi when she visited the area today. Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace laureate was in the region to visit Mae La refugee camp, to meet ethnic leaders later in Mae Sot and was expected to visit Mae Tao Clinic.



Burma-Myanmar Goverment : On-arrival visa to be issued on 1st June

NAY PYI TAW, 31 May—On- arrival visa will be

issued at Yangon International Airport starting from 1 June

2012 for the smooth entry of businesses who wish to make

investments in Myanmar, those who are from countries

withour Myanmar embassy and tourists who don’t have

much time to acquire visa at the Myanmar embassy of their

own countries. Continue reading “Burma-Myanmar Goverment : On-arrival visa to be issued on 1st June”

Burma_MYANMAR: Justice trade obstructing human rights in Myanmar -Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC)

June 4, 2012

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Twentieth session, Agenda Item 4, General Debate

A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status

MYANMAR: Justice trade obstructing human rights in Myanmar

The Asian Legal Resource Centre has in numerous previous written statements submitted to the Human Rights Council and to its predecessor described how the politicization and decrepitude of Myanmar’s courts, policing and prosecution agencies are major obstacles to the enjoyment of basic human rights in the country. In the last year, as political conditions have begun to change, many organizations and concerned individuals have in turn begun to appreciate the extent to which the country’s justice system is indeed a heavy barrier to the realization of human rights. In particular, many people have begun to take seriously calls to study and develop responses to the pervasive corruption in the system. Meanwhile, public debate about corruption has steadily increased. Continue reading “Burma_MYANMAR: Justice trade obstructing human rights in Myanmar -Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC)”

Aung San Suu Kyi visit MaeLa Karen refugee camp-video

While a few journalists were able to sneak into Mae La, local and international reporters were officially barred from entering the grounds to cover Suu Kyi’s visit to the camp that is home to almost 50,000 refugees.

The gates to Mae La were locked after Suu Kyi entered on Saturday, while armed guards watched over the entrance to prevent journalists from entering.

The famed opposition leader was kept from giving a public address to the crowd that gathered within Mae La and resorted to shouting a few words to her supporters in the absence of a proper sound system.

“Since we have no mic here, I going to have to shout. They didn’t provide us [with a microphone] so what are we supposed to do?” said Suu Kyi. “I won’t forget any of you. We will work to ensure all of you can return home one day.”