- Title: THAILAND: Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Thai Deputy Prime Minister in Bangkok
- Date: 1st June 2012
- Summary: BANGKOK, THAILAND (MAY 31 ,2012) (REUTERS) ( ** BEWARE FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **) MYANMAR OPPOSITION LEADER AUNG SAN SUU KYI ARRIVING AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE SUU KYI WALKING WITH THAILAND'S DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER CHALERM YUBAMRUNG SUU KYI SHAKING HANDS WITH CHALERM MEDIA TAKING PHOTOS SUU KYI SHAKING HANDS WITH THAI OFFICIALS SUU KYI AND DEPUTY CHALERM TALKING IN MEETING SUU KYI TALKING DEPUTY CHALERM LISTENING VARIOUS OF MEETING SUU KYI LEAVING GOVERNMENT HOUSE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM EVENT SUU KYI SITTING MORE OF EVENT SUU KYI WALKING, MEETING PEOPLE AND SIGNING AUTOGRAPH MORE OF SUU KYI WALKING
- Embargoed: 16th June 2012 13:00
- Location: Korea, Republic of
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: International Relations,Politics
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- Story Text: Myanmar's pro-democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, held talks with Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, Chalerm Yubamrung, on Thursday (May 31) in Bangkok ahead of the start of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Suu Kyi is on her first trip outside Myanmar since she was released from house arrest two years ago. The Nobel Laureate had been reluctant to leave Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, for fear of being blocked from returning by the former military junta whose rule she challenged.
Suu Kyi made a low-key arrival in Bangkok late on Tuesday (May 29) and is set to address the WEF on Friday (June 1).
On Wednesday (May 30), she she visited a shrimp market which employs many workers from Myanmar and also a child-care centre for migrant workers, where she urged her compatriots to be aware of their rights to avoid exploitation. She said she hoped economic conditions would improve in Myanmar so they could eventually return.
Before leaving, Suu Kyi is scheduled to visit border camps for Myanmar refugees.
Next month, Suu Kyi is due to visit Switzerland, Norway and Britain. She will address an international labour conference in Geneva on June 14 and give a speech to Britain's parliament.
Thailand is the first country Suu Kyi, the daughter of Myanmar's independence hero, Aung San, has seen since she left her home in Britain in 1988 temporarily - she thought - to return to Myanmar and take care of her dying mother. She arrived just as a student-led democracy uprising was erupting.
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