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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thaksin scales back Myanmar visit after reports of assassination plot

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... Fugitive ex-prime minister's rally of 'red shirts' called off after claim by Bangkok, now doubted, that Myanmar had detained would-be assassin When Thailand's former ... and their opponents for control of the country. His sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, is the current prime minister. Officials in Myanmar believe there was no plan to kill Thaksin. They said that the suspect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1077329/thaksin-scales-back-myanmar-visit-after-reports-assassination-plot
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Exploited workers in 'Little Myanmar' bank on Suu Kyi

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by David Eimer in Mahachai, Thailand

    ... a way home 'Little Myanmar' banks on Suu Kyi Walk the streets of Mahachai and you might be in Myanmar rather than Thailand. Shop stores have signs in the distinctive Myanmese script, ... concentrations of the estimated two million Myanmese- also known as Burmese- working in Thailand. So many Myanmese live in Mahachai that the city has been dubbed "Little Myanmar". They come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1062715/exploited-workers-little-myanmar-bank-suu-kyi
  3. Comment - Blogs

    Qingming tributes are censored and Beijing invites Myanmar's opposition parties

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 06:31am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Michael Schuman visits Huawei. The Guardian Chinese become the world's biggest-spending tourists. China in Southeast Asia Reuters China Mobile joins the race for telecoms licenses in Myanmar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1207388/qingming-tributes-are-censored-and-beijing-invites-myanmars-opposition
  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    32 Myanmar refugees die in fire at Thai camp

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 01:08am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok At least 32 Myanmar refugees died on Friday in a raging fire at a camp in Thailand, officials said. Mae Hong Son Governor Naramol Palawat said the fire ... 3,300 refugees, mostly from Myanmar’s Karen minority, live at the camp. More than 100,000 refugees live in Thai camps near the Myanmar border, mostly ethnic Karen who fled fighting between Karen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1197649/32-myanmar-refugees-die-fire-thai-camp
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    32 Myanmar refugees die in fire at Thai camp

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 01:08am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok At least 32 Myanmar refugees died on Friday in a raging fire at a camp in Thailand, officials said. Mae Hong Son Governor Naramol Palawat said the fire ... 3,300 refugees, mostly from Myanmar’s Karen minority, live at the camp. More than 100,000 refugees live in Thai camps near the Myanmar border, mostly ethnic Karen who fled fighting between Karen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1197650/32-myanmar-refugees-die-fire-thai-camp
  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    President Thein Sein visits tomb of Myanmar's last king

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai President visits tomb of Myanmar's last king President Thein Sein has become the first of Myanmar's leaders to visit the tomb of his country's ... descendants to visit Myanmar during the two-hour visit. The Myanmar leader travelled by helicopter to Ratnagiri from Mumbai, which lies about 330 kilometres away. Thibaw's reign ended in 1885 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1111657/president-thein-sein-visits-tomb-myanmars-last-king
  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Myanmar welcomes Obama’s historic visit

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 04:21am by Associated Press in Yangon, Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agencies in Yangon and Washington Myanmar’s government says it “warmly welcomes” US President Barack Obama’s decision to visit the country this month, noting it will increase the momentum ... travel to Thailand and Cambodia, the latter another first for a US president. While in Cambodia, Obama will attend the East Asia Summit. During his trip to Myanmar, Obama will also meet democracy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1078323/myanmar-welcomes-obamas-historic-visit
  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Death toll from Thai refugee camp blaze rises to 36, officials say

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 06:01pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... Reuters in Bangkok A fire swept through a remote camp in northwestern Thailand for refugees from Myanmar, killing 36 and destroying hundreds of make-shift shelters, officials said ... of those living in the camp are ethnic Karens – 3,500 refugees who fled fighting in Myanmar in 1992. Karen insurgents began fighting for greater autonomy since Burma won independence from Britain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1198742/death-toll-thai-refugee-camp-blaze-rises-36-officials-say
  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Asian drug boom fuelling opium cultivation, says UN

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 02:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... this year, and by 17 per cent to 51,000 hectares in Myanmar, the world’s second largest producer after Afghanistan, according to UN estimates. “Overall, opium poppy cultivation in the region has thus doubled since 2006,” despite officials reports from Laos, Myanmar and Thailand that nearly 25,000 hectares of poppies were eradicated this year, the report said. The study estimates opium produced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1073949/asian-drug-boom-fuelling-opium-cultivation-says-un
  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    New wave of Rohingya migrants arrive in Thailand

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 04:13pm

    ... of arrivals from the Myanmar minority group. Some 88 Rohingya came ashore at Phra Thong island in the south of the country on Wednesday in full view of television cameras, according to Kuraburi ... in the provincial capital of Phangnga to start the process of returning them to Myanmar. Over the last week hundreds of Myanmar migrants have been arrested in police sweeps of remote areas in rubber ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1130189/new-wave-rohingya-migrants-arrive-thailand

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