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  • WORLD

    Myanmar junta declares martial law in town after attacks on bank, police

    Reuters, Published on 14/05/2021

    » Myanmar's junta has declared martial law in a town in Chin State after blaming "armed terrorists" for attacks on a police station and a bank, state media reported on Friday, amid an upsurge in fighting between the military and ethnic rebels in border areas.

  • OPINION

    Nothing to celebrate at Kachin Thanksgiving

    News, Published on 28/11/2019

    » Four score minus seven years ago, on Abraham Lincoln's birthday, the leaders of four of Myanmar's main ethnic groups -- the majority Burmans, plus Kachin, Chin and Shan -- committed to creating a country conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal. The year before independence from Britain in 1948, the legacy Panglong Agreement created conditions for a multicultural country including "a separate Kachin State within a Unified Burma … [I]t is agreed that such a State is desirable".

  • THAILAND

    New ketamine production method puts police on alert

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 28/11/2017

    » The police Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) is keeping a close watch on the northern border for a possible influx of a new batch of the drug ketamine which has been made using sodium cyanide as a precursor.

  • OPINION

    Who's keeping tabs on Obor mission?

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 15/05/2017

    » Mark my words. The acronym "OBOR" will become a new global buzz word before long. No, it has nothing to do with a new model of mobile phone.

  • WORLD

    Myanmar army 'attacking Kachin'

    Published on 17/12/2016

    » YANGON: Myanmar government forces have started launching attacks on the headquarters of the military wing of one of the country's ethnic rebel groups, the group said on Saturday.

  • WORLD

    Myanmar advances

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 03/10/2016

    » Domestic and regional demand, low labour costs and the fast pace of economic growth have attracted huge interest from foreign investors to Myanmar with the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) becoming the prime strategic investment destination.

  • THAILAND

    Suu Kyi meets migrant workers in Mahachai

    Published on 23/06/2016

    » Heavy rain could not deter thousands of Myanmar workers from greeting their idol Aung San Suu Kyi at a market in Samut Sakhon on Thursday.

  • WORLD

    Finding dhamma in Yangon

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 21/05/2015

    » Although Myanmar has opened itself up to tourism for almost two decades, the old capital city Yangon and its suburbs can still boast largely unexplored Buddhist art and culture.

  • THAILAND

    A crash course in survival

    Spectrum, Published on 04/01/2015

    » After 11 days lost in the most remote and inhospitable mountain terrain in Southeast Asia, Capt Chatchawal Thanthong thought he was hallucinating. The 59-year-old Thai helicopter pilot had a broken rib and had survived on nothing but river water after crash-landing his chopper during a failed attempt to fly supplies to a search and rescue team in northernmost Myanmar.

  • THAILAND

    Myanmar, Karen men in deadly brawl

    Online Reporters, Published on 13/10/2014

    » A Myanmar worker at a Bangkok scrap shop was arrested on Monday for allegedly stabbing his Karen colleague to death, police said, after following long-running bullying and racial insults.

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