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May 26, 2015 8:14 pm

UN confirms boat people rescued by Myanmar are Bangladeshi

In a statement issued after UN special adviser on Myanmar Vijay Nambiar’s visit in Rakhine State on May 22, the UN also said there might be more migrants stranded at sea and urged Myanmar..

May 26, 2015 7:35 pm

BBL to open Yangon branch next week

Bangkok Bank is the only Thai bank to receive a foreign branch licence from Myanmar's government. The branch will play a key role in promoting and developing the local financial system to..

May 26, 2015 5:45 pm

Cabinet approves pact with Japan on high-speed railway

Newly appointed Deputy Government Spokesman Colonel Weerachon Sukhondha-patipak said that under the agreement, Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and the Japan..

May 26, 2015 5:17 pm

Link Myanmar aid to Rohingya rights: Tutu

"2015 is a big year for Myanmar with both a referendum on its constitution and a general election," Tutu told an Oslo conference on the Rohingya. "We have a responsibility to ensure that the..

May 26, 2015 5:03 pm

Maj Gen Weerachon appointed new deputy govt spokesman

Prayut said Weerachon can translate Thai to English at good speed so the Cabinet wants to use his language skill for the information dissemination.

May 26, 2015 4:30 pm

Supreme Court bans Leena from elections for five years

The court banned her from standing in any election for five years.

May 26, 2015 4:14 pm

Police foil attempt to smuggle 20 kgs of 'ice' to Malaysia

Acting on tip-off, the police stopped a pick-up truck at a road checkpoint and found the drug hidden inside. Police said the drug had a street value of about Bt20 million.

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May 26, 2015 3:34 pm

Export contracts 1.7% in April

In March, the export contracted 4.45 per cent on year. In the first four months of this year, exports which contribute about two thirds of gross domestic product contracted 3.99 per cent, to..

May 26, 2015 3:25 pm

Rangers seize 500,000 meth pills in Mae Hong Son

Actin on tip-off the rangers and officials staked out at a border spot where Muser drug traffickers would deliver the drug. The officials spotted the traffickers at 1:30 am but they managed to flee..

May 26, 2015 2:49 pm

Indonesia gripped by plastic rice scare

"The rice samples are being tested (in the laboratories). So, before the results are out, let’s not amplify the issue," he told reporters during a visit to his hometown of Solo over the..

May 26, 2015 2:48 pm

Malaysia bars entry to Hong Kong protest leader

Joshua Wong, 18, was detained by Malaysian immigration officers shortly after arriving at Penang International Airport, according to Suaram, a local human rights group. Suaram said Wong was not..