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  • August 19, 2014

    India won't cut Thailand adrift: Ambassador

    ... free trade agreement is one of them. We're also looking at enhanced cooperation in all fields. The [August 8-10] Asean Foreign Ministers Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw will prepare the groundwork for our engagement with Asean in a much more major way. And for Thai-Indian relations in particular, what is your...

    Opinion
  • August 19, 2014

    Asean economic ministers to discuss liberalisation ahead of AEC

    ... secretary Chutima Bunyapraphasara will act on behalf of the minister at the 46th Asean Economic Ministers' Meeting (AEM), which is being held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, from August 23 to 28. Somkiat said the Asean ministers would also look beyond the region's full integration in 2015. The key issues on...

    Business
  • August 19, 2014

    Optimism rises as peace talks expand at 'milestone' meeting

    ... federal union. Such a union would allow ethnic states a degree of self-determination and autonomy and could include resource-sharing agreements with Nay Pyi Taw, analysts say. Tu Jar described the August 18 meeting as "essential for creating peace" and said it should continue until this objective is achieved...

    Aec
  • August 18, 2014

    Mid-term review of Myanmar's Asean chair

    ... its reform in 2011 and normalisation of ties with the US, nuclear proliferation was a key problem due to its surreptitious nature. Since then, Nay Pyi Taw has tried very hard to come clean. Now it is incumbent on the next chair, Malaysia, to pursue the groupingโ s long-term goal as one of the earlier security...

    Opinion
  • August 15, 2014

    Asean paralysis gives Beijing free hand in South China Sea

    ... response at the August regional meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, also attended by many dialogue partners in Myanmar's capital, Nay Pyi Taw. US Secretary of State John Kerry had expected more from the meeting with the 10-nation bloc, also attended by Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and...

    Opinion
  • August 14, 2014

    Baker & McKenzie sets sights on foreign corporates

    ..., two representatives from Baker & McKenzie joined other senior business leaders to meet with President Thein Sein and other senior officials in Nay Pyi Taw last month as part of the US-Asean Business Council Mission to Myanmar. They also met opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Kien Keong Wong, one of...

    Aec
  • August 14, 2014

    "People's petition" submitted to parliament

    ... it could not affect the decisions made by the committee to amend the charter. The campaign will have an effect, Thura Shwe Mann told journalists in Nay Pyi Taw on August 11.

    Aec
  • August 13, 2014

    Hua Hin beach cleanup faces challenge

    As of today, the 60 business operators submitted a petition to PMโ s Office, saying they would follow the order only if the rule is applied to all big operators in the area. All operators are told to remove their stalls and other items from the beach as part of the military-led cleanup scheme....

    Breakingnews
  • August 13, 2014

    Hua Hin beach cleanup faces challenge

    As of today, the 60 business operators submitted a petition to PMโ s Office, saying they would follow the order only if the rule is applied to all big operators in the area. All operators are told to remove their stalls and other items from the beach as part of the military-led cleanup scheme....

    National
  • August 13, 2014

    US says Kerry broke no sanctions at Myanmar hotel

    Myanmar, the host of talks this week among Southeast Asian foreign ministers in its showcase capital Nay Pyi Taw, put up Kerry and his entourage at the Lake Garden hotel, which is owned by tycoon Zaw Zawโ s Max Myanmar Group. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that Kerry was assigned the hotel...

    Aec