Agreement signed with Busan Korea Biotechnology to establish combined cycle power plant in Yangon

Published on Dec 23 2011 // News Update
NAY PYI TAW, 22 Dec-Department of Electric Power and Busan Korea Biotechnology Co Ltd signed a MoU for the feasibility study of combined cycle power plant project to supply Yangon and Thilawa Industrial Zone with sufficient electricity at the Ministry of Electric Power No (2) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The...

Thai Prime Minister Meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

Published on Dec 22 2011 // News Update
Thai Prime Minister Meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma
Political analysts say Thailand and Burma are looking to rebuild business relations after a two-day visit by Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra. The visit included moves to expand business and economic ties, but what drew the most attention was a half-hour meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi.  The...

UPDATE 1-Thai PTTEP wins bid for 2 Myanmar oil blocks-minister

Published on Dec 22 2011 // News Update
UPDATE 1-Thai PTTEP wins bid for 2 Myanmar oil blocks-minister
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:37am EST * PTTEP gets two onshore blocks in Myanmar-minister * Thailand, Myanmar plan gas separation plant in Myanmar * Myanmar energy minister to visit Thailand in Feb (Adds quotes, details) By Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Thailand’s top oil and...

Thailand seen buying more natural gas from Myanmar

Published on Dec 21 2011 // News Update
Thailand seen buying more natural gas from Myanmar
* To buy at least 2 bln cf/d natgas from Myanmar over 20 yrs * Thailand seeks Myanmar petroleum exploration rights Dec 20 (Reuters) – Thailand is expected to buy at least 2 billion cubic feet per day (cf/d) of natural gas from resource-rich Myanmar over the next 20 years to meet rising energy...

Thaksin’s Role in Yingluck Trip Raises Concerns

Published on Dec 21 2011 // News Update, Slide Show
Thaksin’s Role in Yingluck Trip Raises Concerns
By SAW YAN NAING Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra has confirmed that he visited Burma last week to pave the way for a trip to the country by his sister, the current Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra, raising concerns that relations between the two neighbors could once again...

SGM Now on Twitter

Published on Dec 19 2011 // Campaign Update
SGM Now on Twitter
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Chinese Premier Reportedly will Visit Burma for GMS Summit

Published on Dec 19 2011 // News Update
Chinese Premier Reportedly will Visit Burma for GMS Summit
By SAI ZOM HSENG Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will reportedly visit Burma to attend the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMSR) summit in Naypyidaw, which begins on Dec. 19 and will be attended by top officials from the Mekong region countries. Although the Chinese Embassy in Rangoon...

A Review of Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia

Published on Dec 16 2011 // News Update
A Review of Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 by Joshua Kurlantzick Burma has been, for many outsiders, a forgotten place, a land where little ever changes. Western guidebooks enthuse about the fact that, alone in East Asia, Burmese still wear traditional dress—longyi sarongs—and women wear thanaka, a chalky...

China says its ambassador to Myanmar met Suu Kyi

Published on Dec 16 2011 // News Update
China says its ambassador to Myanmar met Suu Kyi
(AFP) – 23 hours ago BEIJING — China’s ambassador to Myanmar has held talks with democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the opposition National League for Democracy, Beijing said o n Thursday. China also said that State Councilor Dai Bingguo, the top official on foreign affairs, would...

Thailand seeks Myanmar petroleum exploration rights

Published on Dec 16 2011 // News Update
Thailand seeks Myanmar petroleum exploration rights
BANGKOK Dec 14 (Reuters) – Thailand plans talks with Myanmar to seek more concessions for petroleum exploration for its top energy firm PTT Pcl, Thai Energy Minister Pichai Naripthanphan said on Wednesday, ahead of a Dec. 18-20 visit to the neighbouring nation. State-controlled PTT group has expressed...