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Suu Kyi to visit Karen camp

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will visit a Karen refugee camp along the Thai-Myanmar border in Tak province on Thursday during her visit to Thailand. 

The visit comes at the request of the Karen National Union, which invited the Nobel Peace Prize winner to see the living conditions of Karen refugees who had fled the fighting in Myanmar.Many Karen refugees also wanted to see the 66-year-old democracy icon, a senior KNU official said on Saturday at the KNU base opposite Mae Sot district in Tak.Mrs Suu Kyi is preparing to make her first trip outside of Myanmar in 24 years, about 15 of which were spent under house arrest by the military junta.She will also attend the World Economic Forum on East Asia (WEF), being held in Bangkok from Wednesday to Friday. Myanmar President Thein Sein will also attend the forum and is scheduled to deliver a speech on...

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