The Burmese embassy in Tokyo has extended the timeframe for Burmese nationals in Japan to cast their vote for the 8 November general election.
Embassy staff are to assist migrant workers who hold “pink cards” for their stay in Thailand, but who do not have Nationality Verification Cards.
Lawyer Aung Myo Thant tells DVB that the request was made to Thailand’s Ministry of Legal Affairs on the basis that confessions by Burmese suspects Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Tun were made under duress of torture.
A lawyer contracted by the Burmese embassy to defend Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, who are accused of murdering two British tourists, said the men confessed to the crimes but told the legal team they had been tortured.
The Burmese embassy in Bangkok has issued a warning to Burmese nationals and migrant workers in Thailand not to get involved with the anti-government protests taking place in the country.
Indonesian anti-terrorism police arrest five men suspected of being members of a militant group accused of plotting several attacks in the country, including a bomb plot against the Burmese embassy in May.