New ASEAN strategy urgently required for Myanmar crisis, say experts

The upcoming ASEAN foreign ministers’ emergency meeting is expected to result in drastic recommendations and an effective strategy to implement the five-point consensus to resolve the ongoing crisis in strife-torn Myanmar, experts say. The ministers are scheduled to meet on October 27 at the ASEAN ...

Thailand, Myanmar agree to use baht, kyat for cross-border payments

Veerathai Santiprabhob, governor of the Bank of Thailand, and his Myanmar counterpart U Kyaw Kyaw Maung, signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) on October 18 during the IMF-World Bank meeting in the US. The signing was witnessed by Myanmar’s Minister for Planning and Finance U ...

The Nation Reporter

Asean foreign ministers to focus on a win-win Indo-Pacific strategy

Asean foreign ministers will seek to find a common Indo-Pacific strategy during their informal meeting in Chiang Mai today (Jan, 18) to deal with the changing geopolitical situation.Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai, who had met before the New Year, ...

Supalak Ganjanakhundee

Myanmar, Thai universities to cooperate in education sector

Universities of Myanmar and Thailand have vowed to cooperate in education sector following a Thai delegation’s recent visit to a Myanmar university in Myeik, Myanmar’s southern Taninthayi region, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday.Keep reading ...

Myanmar looks East

The government of Myanmar has launched a major investment drive centred on Asian countries in the face of declining interest from the West. “We must be proactive and seek the sort of investment that is good for the country,” Thaung Tun, head of the Myanmar ...

Thailand uses MOU system to recruit migrant workers to fill jobs in marine fisheries sector

On 23 September 2018, H.E. Police General Adul Sangsingkeo, Minister of Labour of the Kingdom of Thailand, together with H.E. U Thein Swe, Minister of Labour, Immigration and Population of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, attended the opening ceremony of the Ranong Post-Arrival ...

Myanmar opening its doors wider

Revised investment laws in Myanmar have been welcomed as offering greater opportunities for Thai companies of all sizes to move into wholesale and retail businesses across the border.Pakainay Leng-ee, minister counsellor at the Thai embassy’s office of commercial affairs in Yangon, yesterday said Thai companies ...

Wichit Chaitrong

Myanmar, Thailand sign sister city agreement for enhancing cooperation

Myanmar and Thailand have signed a sister city agreement to link the Kayah state’s capital of Loikaw with Thai province of Mae Hong Son for closer cooperation, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported. Speaking at the signing ceremony at Kayah state government office ...

Thai ambitions target Myanmar

Myanmar’s new foreign direct investment act is expected to attract more Thai investment in the neighbouring country, says the head of the Thai Business Association of Myanmar. Keep reading ...

Suchat Sritama

Myanmar's Rohingya panel head refutes criticism by outgoing secretary

The chairman of an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis has rebutted criticism by the body’s former secretary, saying the panel is effective and the government has acted on its recommendations.Former Thai foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai, who last year ...

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