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Thailand Admonished for Lack of Aid, Refugee Status for Myanmar Asylum Seekers

An international rights body called on Thailand to provide humanitarian assistance and asylum to fleeing Rohingya people from Myanmar’s religiously divided Rakhine state. “The Thai...

Chinese Firms Given Free Rein to Abuse Workers in Myanmar

YANGON – Already battered by a military junta happy to kill anyone who opposes it, Myanmar workers also are being abused by Chinese businesses...
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WATCH: Thai Army Explodes Bridge Used by Myanmar Refugees, Sparking Outrage

Video released by an NGO showing a Thai soldier destroying a bamboo footbridge used by refugees from Myanmar to cross into Thailand has raised...

Border Patrol on High Alert After Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge Bombing

An explosion from a suspected car bomb on the Myawaddy side of the first Thai-Myanmar Friendship bridge has raised the alert level on the...

Ignoring Junta’s Human Rights Abuses, PTTEP Ups Stake in Myanmar Gas Field After Conscientious...

PTT Exploration and Production said other shareholders raised their stakes in the Yadana gas production project in Myanmar to ensure energy security in Thailand...

5,000 Flee Myanmar Fighting, Crossing into Thailand

A clash between Myanmar soldiers and ethnic troops near the Tak border impacted heavily on residents of the northern Thailand province as about 5,000...

For Tatmadaw, Rohingyas Can Be the Key to Legitimacy

With eyes fixated on the ongoing Afghan debacle and America’s messy withdrawal from the infamous ‘graveyard of empire’, the world might have missed a...

Myanmar’s ‘Kneeling Nun’ Took on Junta; Now She Fights for Covid-19 Patients

For Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng, her role during the pandemic is not much different from her role during political unrest

Thailand’s Treatment of Migrant Workers Creating Breeding Grounds for Covid-19

Gov't loves to blame Burmese for soaring numbers of coronavirus infections, but its to blame by locking migrants into crowded, unsanitary conditions.

Kanchanaburi Closes Myanmar Border Crossings

The governor of Kanchanaburi has ordered the closure of all five border districts indefinitely, in response to a severe Covid-19 outbreak in Myanmar. In fear...

Thailand-Myanmar Border Security Reinforced to Prevent Illegal Crossings

As Myanmar’s daily coronavirus case numbers spike, Thailand’s defense authorities have ordered security officers including policemen, soldiers, and local officers to reinforce the border...

60% of Thais Working In Myanmar Casinos Return Home with Covid-19

Another 100-plus soldiers were deployed to patrol Thailand’s northern border in to stem illegal crossing from Myawaddy from where Thai casino workers are expected...

Myanmar Ambassador Visits Confined Burmese Workers in Samut Sakhon

Myanmar Ambassador Myo Myint Than visited Burmese workers restricted to Samut Sakhon Province to boost their morale as they await Covid-19 tests. The ambassador and...

Bangkok Sees 2 Local Covid-19 Cases as 1G1 Hotel Cluster Spreads to 23

Health officials confirmed two locally transmitted coronavirus cases in Bangkok Sunday as the number of Covid-19 infections tied to the infamous 1G1 Hotel cluster...

‘Wolf’ Gets In: Myanmar’s Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads to Thailand

CCSA reports 2 locally spread coronavirus cases in Tak border province

‘Wolf at the Door’ as Myanmar’s Coronavirus Epidemic Reaches Thai Border

Disease control director predicts Thailand Covid-19 cases to soar 68% to 6,000

Thailand’s Closed Borders Fueling Crisis in Neighboring Countries

Thailand’s closed borders are not only causing misery for Thais dependent upon tourism, they’re fueling a crisis in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, as well. After...

Mass Coronavirus Testing Underway in Tak

Thailand pivots from targeted Covid-19 testing to mass tests in areas bordering Myanmar

Actions Speaking Louder Than Words About Reopening Thailand’s Borders

As tourism officials blather on about long-stay visitors, army locking down borders tighter than ever amid Burmese outbreak.

Thailand Battens Down Myanmar Border As Coronavirus Surges in Rakhine

Health officials in areas bordering Myanmar have been ordered to watch out for illegal migrants as the coronavirus spreads in the neighboring country. Dr. Sophon...

Despite Labor Shortage, Disease-Control Chief Wants Myanmar Workers Banned After Rakhine Outbreak

Even as construction projects shut down and fishing fleets drop anchor amid an acute labor shortage, Thailand’s Bureau of General Communicable Diseases is proposing...

Koh Tao Killers of British Backpackers Get Death Sentences Commuted

Two Burmese migrant workers railroaded for the murders of two British backpackers on Koh Tao in 2014 had their death sentenced commuted by royal...

61 Arrested as N. Thailand Police Smash Drug Network’s Money-Laundering Ring

Northern Thailand police and financial regulators smashed arrested 61 alleged members of drug-trafficking network that laundered 10 billion baht through dummy import-export companies. Provincial Police...

Thailand Scrambling to Explain Away Covid-19 Infections in 23 Deported Burmese Workers

19 were reported as being infected in the South, but what about the 4 others?
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