Inequality, Migration, & Industry 4.0 Challenge GMS Prosperity

The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have made stunning progress over the past quarter century. Once plagued by poverty, they are now economic success stories. The GMS Economic Cooperation Program (GECP) has contributed significantly to this transformation. Since it was established in 1992 as a ...

AEC News Reporter

Rohingya population displacement: Concern for spread of drug-resistant malaria?

The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region in south-eastern Bangladesh is neighbouring to the Greater Mekong region, currently flagged for the spread of resistance to the widely used antimalarial drug ‘artemisinin.’ Artemisinin-resistance means that at present the most widely used drug may not work against the ...


ASEAN seeks long-lasting solution to Rakhine crisis

Foreign Ministers of the 10-country Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) repeated its calls for a durable solution to the northern Rakhine crisis in Myanmar, one of its member states. The ASEAN foreign ministers also want a speedy and safe return of the over 650,000 Muslim ...

Myanmar Times Staff

Thailand rejects UN report on Myanmar refugees on border

Thailand on February 4 dismissed the end-of-mission statement by United Nations Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee on refugees’ basic rights in the kingdom, saying that her message was untrue and unfair. Keep reading ...


New Thai regulations for migrants hit by delay

New Thai regulations imposing stiff punishments on undocumented migrants, their brokers and their employers set to come into force on January 1 will likely be delayed by three to six months, according to Cambodian Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng.Keep reading .. ...

Yon Sineat

Deadline extended for migrants

The Labour Ministry announced on Friday that the Thai government agreed to extend the deadline for Cambodian officials to complete registration and work permit delivery to Cambodian migrant workers by six months.[]It is estimated about one million workers are still waiting for verification, among them ...

Mom Kunthear

International experts: Thailand not addressing slavery

Thailand is equipped with the legal framework and policies to protect the rights of migrants, according to international standards, but their implementation remains a problem, a conference held to mark International Migrants’ Day was told Monday.[]”The Thai government is fulfilling its commitments to an MoU which ...


Dhaka seeks Phnom Penh's support for ‘durable solution’ to Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh today sought Cambodian support towards a “durable solution” to Rohingya crisis as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held official talks with her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen.[]”As a Ganges basin country, Bangladesh also looks forward to working with Cambodia towards our membership aspiration at the Mekong-Ganga ...

The Daily Star Reporter

UNHCR chief pleased with discussions on refugee rights issues

The eradication of forced refugee detention, the granting of citizenship to stateless people, and the respectful deportation of asylum seekers are among goals that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expects to develop further with Thailand.Read more ...

Savannakhet bridge immigration fee ruling not yet enforced

Immigration staff at the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge, which links Savannakhet province to Mukdahan province in Thailand, are still waiting for instructions from the provincial office about ending the collection of immigration and service fees. Head of bridge operations, Mr Bounkham Phutthichak, told Vientiane Times by ...

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