Two Burmese labour rights groups said Burma’s authorities had blocked them from operating in Thailand because they had criticised recruitment practices as “legal human trafficking”.
“The attachés yelled at us, shouted rude things, and threatened to get us arrested for disturbing their work.”
3,000 voters have registered for advance voting at the Burmese Embassy in Bangkok, just a tiny fraction of the some 2.5 million migrant workers in Thailand.
The Burmese embassy warns its nationals to avoid certain areas of the Thai capital that might be targets for further bombings.
Burmese migrant workers in Thailand will be able to cast ballots at the embassy in Bangkok ahead of the general election.
The Burmese embassy said its nationals in Malaysia should avoid going out alone, stay in a group and look after fellow Burmese.