Thailand's prime minister says his Burmese counterpart told him he is not aware of the reported extension of house arrest for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says Burma's Soe Win promised to look into the matter once he returns to Rangoon. The two prime ministers met on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Laos.
Aung San Suu Kyi's political party, the National League for Democracy, says government officials have informed the Nobel laureate she will remain under house arrest for another year. She has been detained since May of 2003.
A British activist group, Burma Campaign U.K., Tuesday called for stepped up global pressure on Rangoon to free Aung San Suu Kyi, warning she could be confined indefinitely with no chance of release.