Myanmar’s objection may block Thai heritage claim

Overlapping of border cited as reason; Thailand has time until October to resole issue before seeking Unesco recognition for Kaeng Krachan forest. THAILAND FACES an uphill task pushing for inscription of the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) as a World Heritage site after Myanmar raised concerns over boundary issues, but the Kingdom has until October […]

Body language clues on power relationship at ASEAN Summit in Naypyidaw

‘’We’re late,’’ Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said light-heartedly as he strode into a press conference with his Thai counterpart Sihasak Phuangketkeow in a large room full of journalists in the sprawling Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC) in Naypyitaw last week. Wang then put his arm firmly around the shoulders of the Thai foreign minister […]