ASEAN member states met at the United Nations to set up a framework for border control cooperation as latest statistics showed that illicit trade and organised crime amounts to $100 billion in the region.
During a visit to Thailand, Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing talked to Bangkok Post reporters on the occasion of his receiving a royal decoration from Thailand, the Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant.
Prominent Thai and international figures and organisations have expressed condolences and paid tribute to former ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan, who died on Thursday at 68 after a sudden heart attack.
A Burmese family asked Thailand’s Crime Suppression Division (CSD) on Tuesday to probe the death of its youngest child at her employer’s house in Ratchaburi province as they have doubts about local police’s suicide report.
The United States Agency for International Development Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) and UK satellite operator Inmarsat have signed a partnership agreement to improve traceability and promote sustainable fishing in Southeast Asia with the use of satellite communications.
It will take at least two weeks for Thailand’s Supreme Court to decide whether to accept the appeal against the death sentences handed down to two Burmese nationals convicted of the September 2014 murders of two British backpackers on Koh Tao island.
Three women allegedly involved in the murder and dismembering of a 22-year-old karaoke bar worker in northeastern Thailand have fled to an autonomous region in Burma that local authorities claim is difficult to access, according to a Thai anti-drug agency.
E-commerce in Southeast Asia is ripe for fast-paced growth given the region’s huge population and growing middle class, but countries need to address existing challenges to help the business reach its full potential, says a Google executive.
After decades on the run from armed conflict in their ancestral lands, Burmese nationals with Karen heritage are finally getting a taste of peace as they settle into newly built houses in the country’s southeast.
Thailand will ask nearly 70,000 refugees displaced by fighting in Burma to return home, but only on a voluntary basis. Those ready to make the trip back home will be sent only gradually, 3rd Army chief Lieutenant General Vijak Siribansop said Thursday.
Thailand’s Criminal Court has set 19 July for handing down a verdict on the alleged trafficking of Rohingya migrants in a case that involves 103 suspects including a senior Thai army officer and former politicians.
Plans for the Dawei special economic zone have inched ahead after the Burmese government agreed to borrow 4.5 billion baht ($128 million) from Thailand to finance the construction of a road from Dawei’s proposed deep-sea port to Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province.