Japan’s ambassador to Myanmar, Ichiro Maruyama, says Tokyo is committed to seeing the Tanintharyi Region project boost Asia’s economic connectivity.
Thailand’s economy showed signs of improvement in the third quarter, with GDP declining 6.4 percent on-year, a far smaller contraction than the previous quarter.
Ambassador Suphatra Srimaitreephithak said the voting in Yangon was free and fair with careful COVID-19 measures, while she called on the military to avoid involvement.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha discussed the possibility of opening another consulate in Thailand to assist migrant workers, in a phone call on Wedn
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has vowed to accelerate the parliamentary process to rewrite the constitution in the face of growing anti-government protests.
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he would end the current state of emergency if there is no violence; demonstration leaders continued to demand his resignation.
Thailand’s parliament will hold a special session to address concerns raised by protesters demanding the resignation of the prime minister and reform of the monarchy.
Government and military ties between Naypyitaw and Bangkok have improved in recent years, but Thailand’s strict entry restrictions amid COVID-19 provide a new challenge.
The Thai government has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok to clamp down on protesters demanding reform of the monarchy and the resignation of the prime minister.
Registered voters based in Thailand are taking time off work, traveling overnight and braving COVID-19 restrictions to take part in the Nov. 8 general election.
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.
A major Thai bank says it is opening in Myanmar and trade reopened on the Chiang Rai border. Myanmar’s government also says it is drafting an economic reform package.
Administrative errors by the electoral body appear to have resulted in thousands of overseas voters being refused the right to vote in the general election.
Thailand has extended its COVID-19 state of emergency for a month, though some special tour groups on chartered flights will now be allowed to enter the country.
Many Myanmar migrants in Thailand won’t be able to vote in the upcoming election, as polling stations outside Bangkok and Chiang Mai have been ruled out due to COVID-19.