173 refugees detained from boat

The Myanmar military has seized a boat carrying 173 Muslim refugees, officials announced. The boat was found off the coast of Tanintharyi Region, in Myanmar’s southern peninsula. Twenty-two children were among the refugees on board. The refugee

Agreement backs both baht and kyat for border trade

Thailand and Myanmar signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) supporting the use of both nations’ currencies for border trade. The October 21 announcement came just nine days before the opening of the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, wh

Second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge opens October 30

A second bridge across the Moei River will soon link Thailand and Myanmar. The Second Friendship Bridge, which will link Myawaddy with the border town of Mae Sot, Thailand, aims to boost cross-border freight and personnel traffic. The ribbon-cutting

Thai Chang beer brewed in Yangon

Yangon’s new Emerald Brewery canned its first Chang beer on September 25th. Singaporean firm Fraser and Neave (F&N) invested US$70 million into the new facility, which will be brewing the famous Thai beer brand at a capacity of 500,000 hect