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Bangkok’s high rises shaken by 6.8 magnitude earthquake in central Myanmar

Bangkok’s high rises shaken by 6.8 magnitude earthquake in central Myanmar

People in several buildings in Bangkok reported being shaken by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake which struck central Myanmar early in the evening of Wednesday. The jolts were felt in high…

Myanmar’s Armed Forces Chief meets PM Prayut

Myanmar’s Armed Forces Chief meets PM Prayut

Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces Gen Min Aung Hlaing has met with Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to strengthen bilateral military ties. Gen Prayut welcomed the Commander-in-Chief at Government…

Constructions begins on second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge

Constructions begins on second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge

Yesterday (Sunday 30th August) a ground-breaking ceremony was held in Mae Sot for the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge that will link Mae Sot in Thailand with Myawaddy in Myanmar. The…

28 Burmese migrants rescued from suffocating truck with Surat Thani plate

28 Burmese migrants rescued from suffocating truck with Surat Thani plate

Twenty-eight illegal Burmese migrants were rescued from the back of a poorly ventilated pickup truck in Thailand’s Chumphon province and their two alleged traffickers arrested, police said. Highway police searched…

Myanmar Permanent Residency System for Foreigners in December

Myanmar Permanent Residency System for Foreigners in December

A permanent residency (PR) system for foreigners will be introduced, starting in the first week of December, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Immigration and Population. The…

An appeal from Samui resident for unwanted laptops and iPads for poor children in Burma

An appeal from Samui resident for unwanted laptops and iPads for poor children in Burma

A year ago I went to see the work being done by Ed Wayne & Tanya Trickovic with children in need in Burma. I visited Aiung Thaikdi Mahamyaing Monastery in…