A new policy to enable migrant workers in Thailand to extend work visas will have to wait until the political conflict gripping Bangkok subsides, a Thai government official has confirmed.
A rights group says “important progress” is being made in negotiations between the government and Médecins Sans Frontières, raising the possibility that the group’s live-saving healthcare services could return to Rakhine State in the near future.
The government rejected Time magazine reporter Hannah Beech’s request for a visa because it was concerned that it could “affect” the East-West Center’s International Media Conference, spokesperson U Ye Htut said.
Employment opportunities for graduates of the Myanmar Maritime University have reportedly increased about 70 percent in the past year – a trend likely to continue as more agreements with foreign companies are signed.
A recent tightening of the government’s visa policy for foreign journalists in Myanmar is not linked to coverage of sectarian violence, government spokesperson U Ye Htut insists.
Norwegian group the Worldview International Foundation has set up an orchid culture laboratory in Yangon under a joint project with the NLD’s Environmental Conservation Committee to preserve rare Myanmar orchids.