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“Ideally, we want you to have passports, and Thailand, your host country, does not object to this,” she told Burmese migrants at the fishing port town.
Students in Kangon, a village near Latpadaung in Sagaing Division, were forced to stay home this week when a nearby sulfuric acid factory started emitting foul-smelling fumes.
“We are trying to promote tourism in the Bagan archaeological zone, and having a clean environment plays a vital role in attracting international tourists.”
Refugee advocacy networks say it will be a lost opportunity for Suu Kyi, who could have met with refugees and camp leaders to discuss their return to Burma.
The European Union says it will respect Aung San Suu Kyi’s calls to avoid using the term “Rohingya” to describe persecuted Muslims in Arakan State.