By TNR’s special correspondent in Yangon
Teachers and students staged a protest at a Myanmar University yesterday (Feb. 5) as the military arrested Aung San Suu Kyi’s key aide and other officials.
The Finance Ministry has brushed off criticism suggesting a near-bankruptcy status of the government’s fiscal position. Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said although public debt is considerable, economic indicators for Thailand are good
The Biden administration’s crucial first 100 days in office now includes a big human spaceflight pledge for the 2024 Moon mission. which was commenced by his predecessor, then-President Donald Trump.
The moon hoax conspiracy theory, with believers adamant that the Apollo moon landings did not take place, still lives on.
US President Joe Biden warned Myanmar’s generals that his administration is considering slapping sanctions on them unless they free civilian leaders. He also pressured them to lift telecommunication restrictions.
Free Youth movement leader Anon Nampha threatened to officially launch a protest if the court does not release their friends on bail tomorrow (Feb. 6). Police will be taking them to court to petition for extension of their detention
The daily Covid count shrank to 586 this morning (Feb. 5) from 809 yesterday. Meanwhile hotspot Samut Sakhon province saw 548 new cases emerging yesterday.
Bangkok administrators today (Feb. 4) revealed that 18 of the metropolis’ districts have not had a single coronavirus case over the past 14 days. However residents were urged to not let down their guard against this feared infection.
A British minister has said there are now 4,000 variants of coronavirus worldwide but only a very small minority are likely to be important. At the same time manufacturers are rushing to upgrade their vaccines.
Myanmar Army chief Min Aung Hlaing has appointed himself head of a new cabinet stacked with former and current generals, justifying his coup as the “inevitable” result of civilian leaders’ failure to heed the army’s fraud warnings.
Myanmar update: Yangon residents bravely mounted a deafening demonstration by banging their pots and pans and playing protest songs before the 8 p.m.curfew last night.
China’s first fully homegrown Mars mission is on its way to the Red Planet. The Tianwen-1 mission launched atop a Long March 5 rocket from Hainan Island’s Wenchang Satellite Launch Center will reach Mars later this month.
Astronomers and dark sky enthusiasts alike are in for a treat this year, including spectacular meteor showers, lunar and solar eclipses, planet conjunctions, and lots of special full moons. Indeed, 2021 is the year to stargaze and enjoy a number of fascinating celestial events.
The future of dating is changing and it is expected to trigger a surprising trend among new parents and newborns. Children born to parents who met online will be the majority within the next 18 years. With the future of datingshifting online, researchers are predicting a rapid rise in “ebabies”
By TNR Special Correspondent
AT around 8.30 p.m. tonight (Feb. 3) in Yangon (9 p.m. in Thailand) a defending demonstration took place on one of main streets with the protesters breaking the curfew that started half an hour earlier at 8 p.m.
Detained Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with breaking import-export laws after hand-held radios that were said to be illegally imported were allegedly found in her home.
Samut Songkhram farmers are joyful at a bountiful harvest of their famed Khom lychee with a large crop not occurring every year. This is fruit is a symbol of prosperity to the people of this province.
A haze is expected to choke the Thai capital and the upper parts of the country until Monday next week, as changing atmospheric patterns are trapping PM2.5 dust particles and transboundary pollution from Cambodia over Thailand, according to the Centre for Air Pollution Mitigation.
The daily coronavirus tally remains high with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration saying this morning it reached 795 taking the cumulative confirmed cases to 21,249 but no more patients died.
Thailand’s household debt, already among the highest in emerging Asia, is expected to rise further as a fresh Covid19 outbreak curbs incomes, weighing on consumer spending and heightening financial-stability risks. Household debt stood at 13.8 trillion baht, or 87% of gross domestic product, at the end of September 2020, up from 79% a year earlier, according to Bank of Thailand data.
Myanmar’s decade-long experiment in conditional democracy just ended in a textbook example of a coup — a coup that was a pre-emptive strike. Monday’s coup looks like a petulantly personalized contest between two elites, both Buddhist and from the ethnic Bamar majority, and both infused with a born-to-rule mentality.
A woman filming a fitness video unknowingly captured the insane moment an army convoy stormed towards a parliament to stage a coup in Myanmar. The military coup came as the country’s new parliament was set to meet for the first time, with the generals justifying the power grab by alleging widespread election fraud, resulting in the army imposing a one-year state of emergency.
By Reuters Staff, published by Channel NewsAsia Vatican City – Pope Francis today (Jun 20) appealed to Myanmar’s military leaders to allow aid to reach displaced, hungry people who have fled fighting since the Feb 1 coup and to respect religious sites as places of sanctuary. Speaking at his Sunday blessing to crowds in […]
THE Thai Marine Shrimp Farmers Association today (June 20) urged the Department of Fisheries to ban the import of low-priced shrimps from Ecuador which is now affecting Thai shrimp farmers, Sanook.com said this afternoon (June 20). Mr. Somchai Rerkpokee, the association’s president, said he has heard foreign shrimp are being sold to local consumers […]
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