Myanmar’s military says will not unilaterally stage a coup

YANGON: Myanmar’s military commander-in-chief gave the assurance on Wednesday (Jan 21) that the military would not unilaterally stage a coup. However, it would not hesitate to step in to restore law and order if the president instructed. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Channel NewsAsia, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing also cautioned that external groups […]

Old soldiers to meet as Thai PM makes Myanmar his first foreign visit

BANGKOK – When retired general Prayuth Chan-ocha lands in Myanmar on Thursday, his first overseas trip as Thailand’s new prime minister, he can expect a little love and a lot of understanding. Prayuth, 60, led a military coup that toppled the elected government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on May 22. His junta has detained […]

Myanmar fortune-teller San Zarni Bo predicts an end to crisis in Thailand

San Zarni Bo was evasive when asked if Thaksin Shinawatra’s former wife Pojaman had flown to Myanmar and consulted him about her fate. The famous fortune-teller appeared to be confident, however, about what he foresees in the near future for Thailand. He even gave specific dates for predictions of what lies ahead. “Leaders of the […]