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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A new global ranking says businesses with supply chains and operations in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia are benefiting from the world’s lowest labour costs, reports Supply Management on February 24.

Myanmar nationals arrested by Thai police officers near an immigration checkpoint of the Thai-Myanmar border in Mae Sot, Tak province in northern Thailand, July 6, 2010. Photo: Narong Sangnak/EPA
Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Thai police and soldiers stopped a convoy of eight cars loaded with 54 illegal Myanmar migrant workers in Ayutthaya's Bang Pahan district on February 24, reports the Bangkok Post on February 24.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

There has been an apparent sighting of former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Myanmar, said to be on a merit-making trip, according to the Bangkok Post on February 22.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

A Korean company is aiming to build and operate the first cable car in Mount Kyaiktiyo in Mon State next year, according to The Korea Herald on February 23.

Yangon residents shopping at a supermarket in Myanmar's commercial capital. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima
Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Convenience and modernisation are major factors for Thai companies keen to attract Myanmar consumers, according to the Bangkok Post on February 24.

Tourists visit the Mya Thein Tan pagoda in Sagaing, some 10 kilometres northwest of Mandalay, Myanmar, February 6, 2015. Photo: Pyae Sone Aung/EPA
Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Myanmar needs to take care in how it develops its tourism to avoid the potential for negative impacts on the environment, society and human rights, according to a report just out.

Monday, 23 February 2015
Panzagar seeks to replace hate speech with "flower speech". Images: Panzagar

Facebook now features a new set of stickers or graphics which users can download to counter online hate speech in Myanmar, according to Global Voices on February 22.

67th Chin National Day celebrated in Indianapolis, USA on February 20, 2015. Photo: Chin Cable Network Channel
Monday, 23 February 2015

The Chin or Lai-Hakha version of the “Community Integration Guidebook” was released as Chin people around the world celebrate their National Day, commemorating the day that the Chin leaders abandoned traditional feudal culture of ruling and introduced a democratic system of governing in 1948, according to a press release from the Burmese American Community Institute on February 21.

Fighters of the Islamic State terrorist group take part in military training in Mosul city, northern Iraq, November 2, 2014. Photo: EPA
Monday, 23 February 2015

Malaysia and Myanmar have agreed that the Islamic State threat is real and IS may try to instill its ideology in hotspots in ASEAN, reports the Malay Mail on February 20.

Member of the Myanmar Wushu team in action at the 27th SEA Games hosted by Myanmar in 2013. Photo: Mizzima
Saturday, 21 February 2015

Myanmar Wushu gold medalists from Mandalay have been selected to take joint training in China, reports Xinhua on February 19.