FrontierMyanmar

Mekong rethinks drug policy as syndicates pump meth from Myanmar

The production of synthetic drugs in the Mekong Region – and Myanmar in particular – has reached “alarming levels”, the United Nations said today as regional anti-drug authorities meet to negotiate a new strategy.  Methamphetamine seizures in Cambodia, China, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam have ...

Wages first, productivity later?

The January 2 decision by the National Committee for Designating Minimum Wage to increase the minimum wage has left many dissatisfied, particularly within the garment sector. []In Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam, the garment sectors are about six times more productive than in Myanmar, while Cambodia and ...

ANDREW THOMSON

Myanmar’s women for peace

As civil society groups campaign for greater inclusion of women in the peace process, Frontier profiles women playing important roles in communities across the country. Keep reading ...

SU MYAT MON

Thai delegation to visit for talks on expanding trade, investment

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Mr Somkid Jatusripitak is due to lead a business delegation to Myanmar early next month on a visit aimed at expanding bilateral trade and investment, the Bangkok Post reported. It quoted Mr Isara Vongkusolkit, chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, ...

Sanctions help Asian banks gain foothold in Myanmar

AT the CB Bank branch in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone near Yangon, there’s a dedicated “Japan desk”, where an employee of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ sits to handle any Japanese corporate business that comes their way. The Japanese bank’s presence at Thilawa is no ...

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