Myanmar trip is a telling first choice for Prayuth

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha might not have intended to send any signals when he decided to choose Myanmar for his first visit to a foreign country, but his choice says a lot. Deputy Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai explained that Myanmar was chosen because this neighbouring country holds the rotating chairmanship of Asean. Asean is important […]

Thai PM to visit Myanmar on first official trip

Thailand’s coup leader and premier Prayuth Chan-ocha will visit Myanmar on his first official overseas trip, an official said Friday, as the junta seeks to strengthen ties with its former military-ruled neighbour. BANGKOK: Thailand’s coup leader and premier Prayuth Chan-ocha will visit Myanmar on his first official overseas trip, an official said Friday, as the […]

Tourism insiders watching Thai crisis

Thailand’s political upheaval has so far had little effect on Myanmar tourism, but is worth watching closely given the country’s importance for the industry in Myanmar, insiders say. Bangkok is by far the largest gateway for tourists arriving in Myanmar, but tourism has weathered past crises in Thailand and this one appears no different, said […]