Captain Tom Moore reminisces over hearing Vera Lynn sing as he recalls his role in World War Two

Captain Tom Moore has told the story of his part in the Second War as he recollects conscription, fighting on the frontline in Burma, Vera Lynn, and VE day. The former British Army Officer who raised more than £30million for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his garden with his frame and was awarded … Read more Captain Tom Moore reminisces over hearing Vera Lynn sing as he recalls his role in World War Two

Coronavirus Arrives in Myanmar Which Faces Squeeze on Hospitals and Basics

Myanmar, which shares borders with China, India, Thailand, Bangladesh and Laos, is facing the reality of the novel coronavirus, after the government officially confirmed the first two cases of Covid-19 late Monday. That means making sure its 54 million people can access basic food and supplies while implementing measures to slow spreading, experts say. It … Read more Coronavirus Arrives in Myanmar Which Faces Squeeze on Hospitals and Basics

Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at UN court – BBC News

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended her country against allegations of genocide at the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Nobel Peace Prize laureate responded to widespread claims that Myanmar (formerly Burma) committed atrocities against Muslim Rohingya. In her opening remarks, she called the case against Myanmar “incomplete and incorrect”. She said … Read more Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims at UN court – BBC News

Aung San Suu Kyi to Visit Australia 27th November to 2nd December 2013

The Leader of the Burma’s National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, will visit Australia between 27th November and 2nd December 2013. Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, will welcome the world-famous politician to Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, where Aung San Suu Kyi will attend public events and meet members of the Burmese … Read more Aung San Suu Kyi to Visit Australia 27th November to 2nd December 2013

Klas Molin Appointed Swedish Ambassador to Thailand

Klas Molin has been appointed to be new Swedish Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, Kingdom of Cambodia and the Union of Myanmar. He will replace Lennart Linnér as the head of the mission in South-East Asia. Mr Lennart will take up his new post as the Swedish Ambassador to the … Read more Klas Molin Appointed Swedish Ambassador to Thailand

Earthquake Strikes on Border of Thailand and Myanmar

At 13:30 UTC on Friday 25th March 2011, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake occurred on the border of Thailand and Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). The tremours were felt in Hanoi and Bangkok. World Vision staff were in Yangon at the time of the earthquake and reported damage to villages and the risk of landslides following … Read more Earthquake Strikes on Border of Thailand and Myanmar

Davos 2011: Aung San Suu Kyi Calls for Responsible Investment in Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi has addressed the World Economic Forum from Burma in a taped address, calling for investors “to put a premium on respect for the law, on environmental and social factors, on the rights of workers, on job creation and on the promotion of technological skills”. The General Secretary of the National League … Read more Davos 2011: Aung San Suu Kyi Calls for Responsible Investment in Burma

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Sentenced to Another 18 Months House Arrest

The Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was today sentenced to three years in jail reduced to 18 months house arrest. The judges in Myanmar found that the Nobel peace laureate had violated the terms of her house arrest when an American man swam across a lake to warn her about an assassination attempt. … Read more Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Sentenced to Another 18 Months House Arrest

Thai Prime Minister Sets Out Vision for South-East Asian Community

The conference of South-East Asian countries have begun formulating an answer to free trade agreements in Europe and America. Foreign Ministers from around the world are meeting in Phuket for the 42nd Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) conference to discuss security, co-operation and strategy. At the opening ceremony for the conference H.E. Mr. Abhisit … Read more Thai Prime Minister Sets Out Vision for South-East Asian Community