Asean awaits – nervously – a new Myanmar

After a successful election early last month, which handed down a landslide victory to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League of Democracy, there is a growing sense of anxiety within Asean about what kind of a new Myanmar is emerging. Asean leaders understand too well the grouping’s most famous nemesis, Suu Kyi, is going […]

Mae Sot checkpoint extends hours

Authorities extended the operating hours at a Thai-Myanmar checkpoint in Mae Sot district on Thursday in preparation for the formation of Asean single market this year. The checkpoint, which links the district in Tak province and Myawaddy town in Myanmar, opens at 5.30am and closed at 8.30pm starting Thursday, said Pol Col Pongnakhon Nakhonsantiphab, commander […]