The former army chief was suspended last month while the court examined a legal challenge mounted by opposition parties who argued he had reached his term limit in power.
Activist group JFM has found that Senator Upakit Pachariyangkun signed off on the transfer of a casino business he founded with Tun Min Latt to the Myanmar military.
Miss Grand Int’l Myanmar 2020 Han Lay, a junta opponent, said Myanmar officials asked Thai police to let them meet her in a Bangkok airport after she was denied a visa.
Upakit Pachariyangkun said he knew Tun Min Latt through an electricity supply business but was not involved in ‘gray’ business with him.
Miss Grand International Myanmar 2020 Han Lay tells The Irrawaddy that being targeted by the regime has strengthened her convictions.
Anti-narcotics officials in Thailand’s Mae Sai are stopping cars at checkpoints to prevent smuggling of the stimulant known as ‘Happy’ from the Shan State border town.
Thai military-run Channel 5 is showing weekly programs urging tourists to visit Myanmar in support of a junta tourism drive; rights groups have urged a tourism boycott.
The regime is trying to ensure overseas workers send money home via official channels to boost its foreign currency reserves.
Dr. Zaw Oo said ties began to deteriorate after the Thein Sein govt left office; analysts said he is just trying to distract from the crisis caused by the military coup.
Traders with China and Thailand say they can no longer make deals as the kyat slumps.
Thai media said the fake monks and nuns, who were among 38 undocumented Myanmar people arrested near Mae Sot, told officials they spied on junta opponents in Thailand.
Rights group JFM condemned event organizer Informa for supporting the junta’s procurement of weapons for use against the Myanmar people.
The Constitutional Court suspended Prayut’s official duties while it rules on an opposition claim that he has reached the end of his term limit as prime minister.
Other Asian countries, keen to boost post-coronavirus growth, are recruiting from Myanmar’s younger population as people flee military rule.
Chinese businessman She Zhijiang is wanted in China and was arrested by Thai police last week; his gambling ‘new city’ in Karen State is highly controversial.