A 10-minute shoot-out between Thai border security guards and a drug smuggling ring on Tuesday night left one of the gang dead on the outskirts of the Burmese border town of Tachilek, Thai media have reported.
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A family of seven, including three children, died when a six-meter wall of earth collapsed on their homes in Tachilek on Sunday morning. The mudslide occurred after a bout of heavy[…]
Culprit who also died in gun battle with Shan state police was suspected of belonging to a local milita with links to the drugs trade
Aug 25, 2008 (DVB), Around 100 million baht in business and property were lost by traders due to flooding caused by heavy rain on the Thai-Burmese border area between the[…]
Feb 29, 2008 (DVB), Local authorities in Tachilek township have been urging residents to apply for identity cards in the run-up to the May referendum, but residents have faced difficulties[…]
Feb 27, 2008 (DVB), Teachers at a high school in Tachilek, Shan state, have been demanding money from students to ensure they pass their examinations, and threatening to fail them[…]
March 26, 2007 (DVB)
A bilateral agreement in narcotics control has been established by Burma and Thailand. Signed at the Office of Narcotics Control Board in Bangkok on 6 February, Thailand will be aiding[…]
As many as four thousand people in Tachilek, eastern Shan State, were forced to flee to higher ground as heavy rain pounded the town over the weekend.
Bullet Points: bringing you the day’s news for Monday 14 July.
Thai police and military forces raided a house on Sunday in Mae Sai, bordering Shan State’s Tachilek, and arrested 51 people – two of whom were Burmese – for running[…]
Mandalay-based Mann Yatanarpon is the 8th and newest player in Burma’s domestic airline industry. As of Thursday, the airline began services to Rangoon, Nyaung Oo, Heho, Tachilek, Kengtung and Myitkyina[…]