The National League for Democracy leader and recently elected Member of Parliament, Aung San Suu Kyi, is scheduled to make her first international trip in 24 years when she travels to Thailand to deliver a speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Bangkok on Monday 28 May.
Ms Suu Kyi’s trip has caused frenzy among foreign media and international non government organizations trying to establish if she will visit Thailand’s borderline refugee camps and Dr Cynthia’s Clinic in Mae Sot.
Local NLD groups say they are planning on the Nobel Peace prize winner visiting at least one of the the refugee camps. A NLD source told Karen News that it is yet to be confirmed, but it is likely she will visit Mae La refugee camp on the 31 May or June 1.
Staff at Mae Tao Clinic say they have heard nothing about a visit from Suu Kyi, but would be honored if the democracy icon visited the Clinic. Regional security agencies have also said they are in the dark about Suu Kyi visiting the Thai Burma border. Meanwhile, INGO’s, community-based-organizations, local and regional journalists are working the phones to try to establish if Suu Kyi visit will be fact.