Myanmar, Thai to open No.2 Friendship Bridge in April

No.2 Friendship Bridge will be opened in first week of April, according to the sources. The new Bridge is aimed at facilitating transport of people and goods and vehicle travel among the six member countries of the Greater Mekong sub-region: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and ...

Thai post-coup foreign policy

On the surface, it seems that Thailand has been able to exploit its relationship with China to offset Western sanctions. But reconciliation with the West was also perceived as a success of Thailand’s pro-China policy. Keep reading ...

Deal struck to curb Thai, Lao car fumes

The Thai and Lao pollution control agencies have agreed to work together to reduce air pollution caused by vehicles in the two countries, especially at border checkpoints. A meeting attended by officials from the two countries was held last Thursday near the border post in Nong ...

Thousands of Myanmar workers miss Thai deadline

An estimated 100,000 migrant workers who failed to meet the Thai government’s Saturday deadline to secure legal documents to live and work in the kingdom must return home soon or face legal action, the Myanmar embassy in Thailand said. Keep reading ...


Johnson confident in Thai reform bid

UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson has expressed confidence in the kingdom’s reform process and return to democracy, deputy government spokesman Werachon Sukondhapatipak said Monday. []The majority of illegal wildlife products originate in Africa, which smugglers will often transit via Asean ...


Forced labor still rampant in Thai fishing industry

Abuse, forced labor and trafficking continue in Thailand’s fishing industry, says a new report. It comes almost three years after the EU threatened to ban Thai fishing products if Bangkok didn’t get its act in order.Keep reading ...

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