Tycoon vows action after smuggling bust

A lawyer representing a Myanmar businessman on Thursday threatened to file a complaint against a team of highway police for allegedly abusing their authority and illegally detaining two Myanmar suspects who were arrested for smuggling Thai currency into the country without declaring it to customs. Ananchai Chaidej, who represents an oil businessman in the neighbouring […]

Thai-Myanmar joint venture to build $250,000 hotel in Kawthoung

The government has approved a proposal by Thai-Myanmar joint venture to build a US$250,000 (K346.3 million) hotel project on Hlaing Gu Island off Kawthoung in Tanintharyi Region, the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism has announced, according to the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism. KMOT Company intends to build the project with 20 bungalows under the […]

Thai singer Bird flies to Yangon

Age has not withered him, nor custom staled the infinite variety of Thongchai McIntyre. The Thai singer and actor, very big in Myanmar in the 1990s, looks no older now. “Sabai Sabai” and “Kob Jai Jing Jing” were most popular songs in his repertoire. On March 29 Thongchai met first with fans at the airport, […]

No Quick Fix for an Ailing Health System

Ethnic communities have spent decades building vital services in the absence of government help, but there are now fears interference could result in their work being undermined. While acknowledging Myanmar needs help, Cynthia Maung is not optimistic that a $100 million (about 3.2 billion baht) agreement with the World Bank for essential health services will […]

Motoring in Myanmar: Road rocky amid moves ahead

The joys of trans-continental driving in your own car basically boil down to freedom _ you decide when to drive and where to stop for a break and take in what locations on the way have to offer. That’s why driving is often the preferred option in Europe or America over air or rail. In […]