The military says it is strengthening the border region in Rakhine State to tackle the Arakan Army and Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.
Development of “China Town” new city along Thai border in Karen State is rife with questions, while COVID-19 stalls Myanmar government efforts to investigate.
India will have to convince Myanmar to act against drug trafficking and arms smuggling if New Delhi’s Act East strategy and peace building efforts are to succeed.
Thailand has increased patrols along its border with Myanmar and will ask employers to delay hiring workers from the country amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Rakhine.
Myanmar’s military has led a raid on a large casino on the Thai border. Under the May 2019 Gambling Law gambling is only legal for foreigners.
The Karen Border Guard Force said it had no knowledge of 16 Chinese men who illegally entered Thailand and claimed to have worked at the group’s casinos.
In its implausible account of her ‘adventures’ in military-ruled Myanmar, Amaryllis Fox’s dishonest, self-serving memoir typifies too much Western writing on the country.
Thousands of migrants workers cannot return home because of Thai travel restrictions and they now lack money for food and rent.
Thousands of returning migrants from Thailand face two weeks in quarantine as some border towns struggle to cope with the influx.
Myawaddy on the Thai border is being flooded with returning migrants as they flee COVID-19 and factory closures.
Thai officials said one border crossing between Mae Sot and Myanmar’s Myawaddy will be closed; the other will remain open to those with border passes.
Officials checked for possible soil erosion on Myanmar’s side of the border, following the building of Chinese retention walls on the Myanmar-China water boundary.
As China’s influence grows, Myanmar would do well to seek stronger contributions from India to the country’s development, democratic transition and military capacity.
Vietnam has partially lifted restrictions on border trade with China to ease the burden on businesses hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.
With China’s coronavirus shutdown costing Myanmar $15 million a day, experts and business owners are calling on the government to diversity the country’s trade ties.