Myanmar’s Shwe gas aids China’s bargaining with Russia
The controversial Myanmar-to-China gas pipeline may be enabling authorities in Beijing to stall on a multi-billion dollar Russian gas supply agreement while they try to bargain with Moscow for a cheaper price.
Thailand’S raised minimum wage is causing Thai fishing boat captains heartache. Myanmar migrants who man the boats are trying when they can to escape to what they think might be better and safer opportunities in Thai factories.
Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra has full-filled an election pledge and instituted a minimum daily wage of 300 baht in the country. While this may benefit many lowly-paid workers, it has also led to the shedding of jobs by companies and workers being forced to work harder and longer for their pay.