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Egat Talks Power Trade with Cambodia, Myanmar

The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is planning to talk with power authorities in Cambodia and Myanmar to trade electricity from Thailand at a combined capacity of 500 megawatts. Patana Sangsriroujana, deputy governor for policy and planning, said Egat has been ordered by Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong to talk with the two governments […]

Myanmar Labor Attaché in Thailand Charged with Corruption

Yangon – Myanmar labor attaché U San Maung Oo, who represented migrants in Thailand, has been charged by the Anti-Corruption Commission of Myanmar (ACC) over claims he took thousands of bribes. The labor attaché has been accused of asking for about 4.4 million Thai baht (US$144,000, 220.16 million kyats) from 28 overseas employment agencies in […]

Some 2,000 Incl Myanmar Workers Lose Jobs as Thai luggage Factory Closes near Bangkok

About 2,000 workers including Myanmar workers became jobless as their luggage factory near Bangkok of Thailand closed down, according to Hittaing (place to voice complaints) based in Thailand where migrant workers usually come to voice their complaints and grievances. The luggage factory in Chonburi Province near Bangkok reportedly shut down on October 31 citing losses. […]

Fugitive Myanmar Gold Mining Executive Arrested in Thailand

YANGON—National Prosperity Company (NPC) chair U Soe Tun Shein was arrested in Thailand and extradited to Myanmar on Wednesday after more than a year on the run. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) found in 2018 that NPC had failed to comply with an order, issued the previous year, to suspend its […]

Thai property developer wants to invest in Myanmar

Thai property developer Ananda Development Public Co Ltd wants to expand into Myanmar and is now looking for suitable partners in the country, its officials told Myanmar journalists in Bangkok on October 9. The company will focus on urban projects in Myanmar and is now exploring the various avenues through which it can invest in […]

Myanmar woos Thai investors in Bangkok

Myanmar is participating in regional connectivity initiatives in efforts to improve bilateral ties with its neighbours and promote investment and trade. Myanmar has implemented a number of significant reforms in the economic, political and social spheres aimed at creating new opportunities for investors, which includes those from Thailand, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi […]

Bangkok Airways expresses interest in opening routes to Bagan

Bangkok Airways, a Thai regional airline, is interested in opening a direct route between Bangkok and Bagan, which has just been accorded the World Heritage Site status by UNESCO. Bagan, an ancient site of Buddhist temples, monasteries and fortifications in Mandalay Region, already popular with tourists, could see more interest now that it has finally […]

Thai event firm prioritises Myanmar in its overseas expansion

Despite the reluctance of many foreign companies to invest large amount of money in Myanmar in fear of policy uncertainty, Index Creative Village Plc is expanding its business in the country, according to Kreingkrai Mek Kanjanapokin, founder and Group CEO of the company. “We are focused 100 per cent on Myanmar because it is the […]

Bangkok Sheet Metal inks joint venture MoU with Myanmar partners

Bangkok Sheet Metal has signed a memorandum of understanding with Great Merits and Tunn Star, its local business partners in Myanmar, to grow their business in metal products manufacturing and sales, and also aims for 20-per-cent growth in its current fiscal year – with a backlog of Bt500 million. Chief executive officer Tanin Sajjaboribun said […]

Facebook, whatsapp target fake news for asia’s election season, but is it too little, too late?

Facebook and its subsidiary WhatsApp have promised to get tougher on “fake news” ahead of key elections in Asia, but critics question whether the new policies can stop viral disinformation from influencing the outcomes. Both companies have faced outrage over issues related to misuse and accountability, and this year’s polls could prove a crucial test […]