Ko Tee Red-shirt radio station in Mae Sod ordered closed for not having a licence

A red-shirt community radio station in Mae Sod district of Tak province has been ordered closed down after it was found out that the station has operated without a licence.
The station belonging to Mr Wutthipong Kotethammakhun, aka Ko Tee, a red-shirt leader in Pathum Thani province, came under gun attack earlier this week.

Pol Colonel Aekkaraj Intasueb, superintendent of Mae Sod police, said Thursday that he ordered the closure of the radio station after it was discovered that the operator did not have a licence. He also warned that legal action would be taken against the operator and the broadcasting equipments seized if the broadcast does not stop.

However, the station operator, Meena Parksae, remains defiant announcing that the station would reopen for normal operations on April 5 to coincide with a mass rally planned by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship. thaipbs



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THAILAND: The State Enterprise Workers’ Relations Confederation(SERC) -Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN) MEDIA INVITATION


Media Invitation
Opening Ceremony of the New Bus Routes for Myanmar Migrant Workers, offering themconvenient trip to their hometowns
Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN) and State Enterprises Workers’ Relation Confederation(SERC) in collaboration with The Transport Co., Ltd will open new Bus Routes for Myanmar Mi-grant Workers, offering them convenient passage between their working places in Thailand andtheir hometowns via Thai-Myanmar border towns. Initially, two double-decker buses will leaveeveryday from Samut Sakhorn Bus Terminal to two Thai-Myanmar border towns, Maesod andRanong respectively




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ေသာင္ရင္းျမစ္အတြင္းရွိ ေရလယ္ကြ်န္းတြင္ မႈးယစ္ေဆး၀ါးႏွင့္ လက္နက္ငယ္မ်ား ဖမ္းဆီးမိ
မတ္လ ၂၂ရက္၊ ၂၀၁၃ခုႏွစ္။ စဖန္းေရွာင္း (ေကအိုင္စီ)

ထိုင္း- ျမန္မာနယ္စပ္ ျမ၀တီၿမိဳ႕ႏွင့္ မဲေဆာက္ၿမိဳ႕အၾကား ေသာင္းရင္းျမစ္အတြင္းရွိ ေရလယ္ကြ်န္းကို ေကာ့မႈးရာ ကရင္လူငယ္ ေဟာင္းမ်ားအဖြဲ႔မွ အဖြဲ႔၀င္၂၅ ဦးက ယေန႔နံနက္ ၆နာရီအခ်ိန္ခန္႔တြင္ ၀င္ေရာက္စီးနင္း ရွင္းလင္းမႈမ်ား ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ရာ မူးယစ္ေဆး ၀ါးမ်ားႏွင့္ လက္နက္ငယ္အခ်ဳိ႕ကို သိမ္းဆည္းရမိခဲ့သည္။

အဆိုပါ ေရလယ္ကြ်န္းတြင္ မႈးယစ္ေဆး၀ါးမ်ားကို ႏွစ္ႏိုင္ငံအတြင္းသို႔ ေရာင္း၀ယ္ျဖန္႔ျဖဴးရာ ေနရာတစ္ခုအျဖစ္ လူသိမ်ားၿပီး ကရင္ျပည္နယ္၏ နယ္စပ္ၿမိဳ႕ျဖစ္ေသာေၾကာင့္ လူငယ္မ်ား၏ အနာဂတ္အတြက္ ၀င္ေရာက္စီးနင္း ဖမ္းဆီမႈမ်ဳိးကို ျပဳလုပ္ရျခင္း ျဖစ္သည္ဟု ကိုယ္တိုင္ ဦးစီး၀င္ေရာက္ရွင္းလင္းခဲ့သူ ေကာ့မႈးရာကရင္လူငယ္ေဟာင္းမ်ားအဖြဲ႔(အထူးေဒသ)၏ ဥကၠဌ ေစာမိုေရွး က ေကအိုင္စီသို႔ ေျပာသည္။ Continue reading “BURMA:KAREN OFFICERS @WORK 22.MARCH 2013-VIDEO”

Myawady-Mae Sod Friendship Bridge to be renovated

source emg 12.february 2013


Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Bridge over the Moei River will soon be renovated at a cost of over 40 million baht , according to the engineer incharge office of  the road section  of Thai government in Myawaddy Township.

See Sang Company Limited has already started renovating the bridge through Jet Ground system since January 8 and it was the company that constructed a new detour road of Dawna mountain on Myawady-Kawkareik motor road.

It is expected that the renovation of the bridge will be complete in the last week of coming June.

Thai chief engineer Mr. Paralong Yoot Kasinowong said that 40 million baht out of the budget for the new road of Myawady-Kawkareik would be spent on the renovation of the old bridge. The old bridge has been under renovation.

The flow of commodities and the travel of passengers are going well as before despite making repair of the bridge. The bridge repairs will be carried out without having an impact on local business to minimize loss and wastages.

Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge project started on October 20, 1994 and was inaugurated on August 15, 1997. The bridge is 13 meter wide and 420 meter long.

Thai NOK Mini Air to fly Mae Sot-Mawlamyine route

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Representatives from NOK Mini Air departing from Mawlamyine Airport on September 30
(Photo – Maung Maung Shwe Myine)

Published on Saturday, 06 October 2012

Thai commuter airline NOK Mini Air will be operating a direct flight between Mae Sot in Thailand and Mawlamyine, the capital of Mon state in Myanmar.

Hla Shein, chairman of Mon Trading Industry Association, told Eleven Media that airline representatives recently met with Mon state officials to discuss upgrading the Mawlamyine Airport and issues on visa, passport and hotel rates.

The chairman said the airline would likely start the flights within three months or so.

Flight time is 20 minutes and roundtrip airfare will cost around US$80.

Hla Shein also said Skyhub International Company will provide training on handling visa and passport issues.

During their visit to Mawlamyaing, NOK Mini Air representatives also visited the Mottama museum and Mottama Hill.

“They are interested in Mottama as they have historical records of communication between the old town and Thailand. The natural beauty of Mottama Hill is something they have never seen before so they are interested in investing in a hotel zone,” said Win Tun Oo, director of Skyhub International Company.

Mawlamyine was the first British capital between 1826 and 1852 after the Myanmar king lost in the First Anglo-Burmese War.

Old government buildings, churches, and clock towers built during the colonial era still remain in the city and could serve as tourist attractions for Westerners, according to Win Tun Oo.

Aside from the regular flights, NOK Mini Air is also planning to introduce tour packages that will include a visit to the Emerald Buddha in Thailand.


Thai Army Increases Troops by DKBA Border

The Thai Army has deployed more troops at border towns around Mae Sot, in northern Thailand’s Tak Province, due to escalating tensions with the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) after a faction leader was accused of being a drug trafficker.

Thai Army chief Gen Prayut Chan O Cha told Thai Rath news on May 3 that his soldiers are taking extra care by the frontier and the number of troops in the area has been increased. “We are already there, but the situation is not yet risky,” he said.

The move comes after the Thai Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) placed Saw Lah Pwe, the leader of the Brigade 5 breakaway faction of the DKBA, in the top five of its list of Thailand’s 25 most wanted drug dealers.

The Thai authorities have already issued a public alert for people who stay near the border in Mae Sot to be on their guard. Locals say that they want the Thai government to solve the problem quickly in order to maintain stable border trade.

“We are not going to provoke or attack them first. This case belongs to law enforcement but if they are convinced they are right and attack us then it is not our fault,” Prayut told Thai Rath news. “At the moment we are not sure how to solve the problem but we have a duty to protect the citizens of Thailand.” Continue reading “Thai Army Increases Troops by DKBA Border”