Myanmar workers in Thailand victims of a broken system

MYAWADDY, Myanmar: With only meagre belongings stuffed into backpacks and duffel bags, tens of thousands of Myanmar migrants have streamed home across the Thai border over the past two weeks. But it is not a joyous homecoming for the truckloads of men and women, who fled Thailand in fear of a new law that hardens […]

MP submits proposal to regulate massage parlours in Yangon region

Yangon – MP Thaung Kyaw, who represents Yankin constituency for from the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), submitted a proposal to parliament on December 8 to allow massage parlours in Yangon Region under rules and regulations. He said he submitted the proposal with the intention to reduce the number of illegal massage parlours […]

Myanmar to import 500 tonnes of petrol from Thailand

MYAWADY – Aung Nan Thar Company has been given official permission to import up to 500 tonnes of petrol across the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge after ferry services were suspended in January this year. Border authorities have cracked down on petrol smuggling across the Thaungyin or Moei River, but this has not stopped traffickers resorting to […]