Drug production in Laos and Myanmar still a major threat

In December 2017, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released its latest report on opium production in Myanmar and, at face value, the news was good. Since 2015, the area of cultivated opium poppy in Myanmar’s Shan and Kachin states has decreased by 25% to 41,000 hectares. And, for good measure, heroin […]

Gang syndicate links seen in Myanmar plot

Additional charges of money laundering and operating a crime syndicate have been pressed against one of the two arrested Thai suspects in a Myanmar-based investment scam, estimated to have cost more than 300 million baht in losses. Supattha Chantarangsi, 68, chairwoman of Hujjee Group Co, faced additional two charges yesterday, in addition to the one […]

Thai tourism firms urged to look into Myanmar and Cambodia

Thai tourism and hospitality businesses are being urged to tap into Myanmar and Cambodia to cash in on growing tourism in the two neighbouring countries. Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said Myanmar and Cambodia were in dire need of tourism-related investment and hospitality knowledge from Thailand to upgrade their tourism destinations. Cambodia’s tourism minister […]