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Suu Kyi ‘looks healthy’ as US orders non-essential staff to leave

By Reuters Staff, published by The Straits Times Yangon – Myanmar’s deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in good health today (March 31) during a video meeting, one of her lawyers said, as the United States ordered its non-essential embassy staff to leave after weeks of violence over a Feb 1 coup. The

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Commerce Ministry plans to help Thai businesses in Myanmar

THE Commerce Ministry is planning to help Thai businesses in Myanmar as the prolonged political conflict is affecting their liquidity, productivity and goods transport, NNT said yesterday (March 31, 2021). Commerce Ministry Permanent Secretary Boonyarit Kalayanamit said following a meeting with businesses and Thai-Myanmar border traders that he will suggest the Commerce Minister push ahead

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Leaders of 23 countries back pandemic treaty idea for future emergencies

By Reuters Staff, published by US News & World Report Geneva/Brussels – Leaders of 23 countries and the World Health Organization today (March 30) backed an idea to create an international treaty that would help deal with future health emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic by tightening rules on sharing information. The idea of such a

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Local news

New round of air strikes against Karens as more refugees cross over

MYANMAR Air Force again bombed a Karen National Union (KNU) base within its zone of control yesterday afternoon (March 28) after the first aerial assault the previous day leading to more refugees fleeing across the border to Thailand’s Mae Hong Son province, reported this morning (March 29). At around 4.15 p.m. yesterday Myanmar Air

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