24 photo

Myanmar workers, children eager to meet Suu Kyi ( 24 photo)

Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Thailand on Thursday on a three-day visit, and will meet hundreds of thousands of her supporters who have sought work and sanctuary from the fighting war across the border.The international democratic icon was due to receive a 'rock star' welcome during her visit to a fishing village in Samut Sakhon province later on Thursday.

23 Jun 2016
Than Saw Min proudly shows a picture of Myanmar president Htin Kyaw and State Counsellor and Suu Kyi drawn on his chest, as he waits for Suu Kyi's arrival in Samut Sakhon. -  Patipat Janthong

Than Saw Min proudly shows a picture of Myanmar president Htin Kyaw and State Counsellor and Suu Kyi drawn on his chest, as he waits for Suu Kyi's arrival in Samut Sakhon. - Patipat Janthong

Than Saw Min proudly shows a picture of Myanmar president Htin Kyaw and State Counsellor and Suu Kyi drawn on his chest, as he waits for Suu Kyi's arrival in Samut Sakhon. -  Patipat Janthong

Than Saw Min proudly shows a picture of Myanmar president Htin Kyaw and State Counsellor and Suu Kyi drawn on his chest, as he waits for Suu Kyi's arrival in Samut Sakhon. - Patipat Janthong

These Myanmar women prepare a large sign outlining their working conditions and demands to Suu Kyi. - Patipat Janthong

These Myanmar women prepare a large sign outlining their working conditions and demands to Suu Kyi. - Patipat Janthong

Members of NGOs, including the Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN) and the Migrant Union Network in Thailand (MUNT) and the Solidarity Committee for the Protection of Myanmar Migrant Workers (SCPM), hold a press conference at the LPN office in Samut Sakhon prior to Suu Kyi's arrival. - Patipat Janthong

Members of NGOs, including the Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN) and the Migrant Union Network in Thailand (MUNT) and the Solidarity Committee for the Protection of Myanmar Migrant Workers (SCPM), hold a press conference at the LPN office in Samut Sakhon prior to Suu Kyi's arrival. - Patipat Janthong

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Children of Myanmar workers in Thailand get dressed up and wear makeup to greet Suu Kyi. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Suu Kyi is greeted by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Somkid Jatusripitak at Suvaranabhumi airport. - Photo courtesy of Government House

Suu Kyi is greeted by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Somkid Jatusripitak at Suvaranabhumi airport. - Photo courtesy of Government House

Myanmar migrants wear T-shirts carrying a picture of Suu Kyi, as supporters gather ahead of her visit to the fish market in Samut Sakhon. - AFP

Myanmar migrants wear T-shirts carrying a picture of Suu Kyi, as supporters gather ahead of her visit to the fish market in Samut Sakhon. - AFP

Myanmar migrants wear T-shirts carrying a picture of Suu Kyi, as supporters gather ahead of her visit to the fish market in Samut Sakhon. - AFP

Myanmar migrants wear T-shirts carrying a picture of Suu Kyi, as supporters gather ahead of her visit to the fish market in Samut Sakhon. - AFP

Myanmar migrants wear T-shirts carrying a picture of Suu Kyi, as supporters gather ahead of her visit to the fish market in Samut Sakhon. - AFP

Myanmar migrants wear T-shirts carrying a picture of Suu Kyi, as supporters gather ahead of her visit to the fish market in Samut Sakhon. - AFP

Thousands of Myanmar migrant workers wave national flags and cheer, as they await Suu Kyi's arrival at the fishing village in Samut Sakhon. - Patipat Janthong

Thousands of Myanmar migrant workers wave national flags and cheer, as they await Suu Kyi's arrival at the fishing village in Samut Sakhon. - Patipat Janthong

Thousands of Myanmar migrant workers wave national flags and cheer, as they await Suu Kyi's arrival at the fishing village in Samut Sakhon. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Thousands of Myanmar migrant workers wave national flags and cheer, as they await Suu Kyi's arrival at the fishing village in Samut Sakhon. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

A group of workers dance and sing while waiting for their leader. - Patipat Janthong

A group of workers dance and sing while waiting for their leader. - Patipat Janthong

Suu Kyi's supporters continue to wait despite the heavy rain. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Suu Kyi's supporters continue to wait despite the heavy rain. - Seksan Rojjanametakun

Suu Kyi's supporters continue to wait despite the heavy rain. - Chanat Katanyu

Suu Kyi's supporters continue to wait despite the heavy rain. - Chanat Katanyu

Suu Kyi arrives at Samut Sakhon and waves at her supporters. - Patipat Janthong

Suu Kyi arrives at Samut Sakhon and waves at her supporters. - Patipat Janthong

Suu Kyi prepares to give a speech to the Myanmar community.  - Chanat Katanyu

Suu Kyi prepares to give a speech to the Myanmar community. - Chanat Katanyu

One of Suu Kyi's fans holds a photo of Myanmar migrant workers Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun who were sentenced to death for the 2014 murder of two British backpackers on Koh Tao. - Patipat Janthong

One of Suu Kyi's fans holds a photo of Myanmar migrant workers Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun who were sentenced to death for the 2014 murder of two British backpackers on Koh Tao. - Patipat Janthong