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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake hits north-west Myanmar

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit north-west Myanmar on Wednesday at around 8:30pm local time (1400 UTC). Initially reported as a 7.2 magnitude earthquake by RT, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and GEOFON Global Seismic Network (GEOFON) later confirmed the magnitude as 6.9. The USGS reported the seismic event occurred at a depth of roughly […]Read More

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Myanmar Parliament Elects Htin Kyaw President

BANGKOK (Sputnik) – The Myanmar Parliament has elected university professor Htin Kyaw, an aide to opposition leader and Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s new president. Htin Kyaw, 69, is the first non-military president of the country since the 1962 military coup. Read more: sputniknews.comRead More

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Thais urged to defer travel to Myanmar

AUTHORITIES in the areas bordering Thailand and Myanmar yesterday warned Thai nationals not to visit Myanmar at this time, as thousands of people held protests across the border after a Thai court’s death sentence verdict against two Myanmar migrants last week. Peaceful protests were held in the Tachilek and Taungoo border towns in Myanmar yesterday. […]Read More

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Thai Embassy in Yangon issues alert after protest

Myanmar reacts with outrage after two migrants given death sentences over Koh Tao double murder. THE THAI Embassy in Myanmar has warned Thai nationals to take extra care while travelling in that country after some 30 people protested outside the mission following a court decision to give death sentences to two Myanmar migrants in the […]Read More

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How Myanmar Voted on Historic Election Day

Despite some reported irregularities, Myanmar succeeded in holding a peaceful general election on November 8. A total of 91 political and ethnic parties participated in the election. The current ruling party, Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), is led by the President Thein Sein; while the opposition party, National League for Democracy (NLD), is headed […]Read More

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No Thai-Burmese border closed as rumored

TAK, 4 November 2015 (NNT) – Myanmar says it did not close its borders along Thailand’s Tak province as rumored. Tak authorities have confirmed that trade on the Thai-Myanmar border remains open as usual, after the 4th Infantry Regiment investigated the claims. Read more: NNTRead More

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Royal Thai Armed Forces help flood victims in Myanmar

BANGKOK, 27 August 2015 (NNT)-The Royal Thai Armed Forces have sent a team of doctors and medical supplies to Myanmar this morning to help flood victims. Supreme Commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Worapong Sa-nganetra presided over the delivery ceremony at the Royal Thai Air Force airfield. Read more: NNT National News Bureau of […]Read More

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Their Majesties donate 5 million baht to Myanmar flood victims

BANGKOK, 7 August 2015 (NNT) – Their Majesties the King and Queen have donated 5 million baht to Myanmar flood victims as the death tolls from landslides rose to 74. The Royal Rajaprajanugroh Foundation has been instructed to provide the fund to the Thai government in a bid to extend further assistance to the neighbouring […]Read More