Thai junta claims support of Myanmar military

BANGKOK: Criticised by the West for seizing power, Thailand’s army said Friday that it had won the backing of Myanmar’s military, which ruled the country for decades. The Thai Armed Forces Office said in a statement that Myanmar’s visiting army chief Min Aung Hlaing was “confident that the Thai military’s actions are appropriate”. “The military’s […]

Thailand’s Coup May Affect Myanmar’s Oil and Gas Sector

The military takeover in Bangkok is likely to lead to Thailand competing with Myanmar for foreign investment in oil and gas development. Within a week of the military takeover, the permanent secretary to the Ministry of Energy, Norkun Sitthiphong, said his office was working on a set of reform and development proposals for presentation to […]