Thai cabinet extend temporary visit passes for Myanmar citizens

A Thai cabinet meeting will decide this month whether to allow Myanmar citizens to visit Thailand for three nights and four days at a time via the Mawtaung border area. If the proposal is approved, Myanmar citizens will be able to cross into Prachuab Khiri Khan Province, Thailand, via Mawtaung, located in the Thein Khun […]

Migrant workers fear impact of Mae Sot economic zone

The development by the Thai government of a special economic zone at Mae Sot, which is intended to improve trade and communications between Thailand and Myanmar, could have devastating consequences for local inhabitants. These include an estimated half a million Myanmar migrant workers living just across the border in Thailand. The proposed SEZ has a […]

Myanmar Gas Exports to Slow as Pipeline Closes for Work

YANGON — The Thai government is reportedly taking measures to avoid a shortage of energy after Myanmar announced a half-month stoppage of the Yetagun natural gas project. An official at the Burmese Ministry of Energy told The Irrawaddy that the pipeline, which takes gas from the Yetagon offshore gas field in the Andaman Sea to […]