The Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation has suspended its’ assistance to Burmese seeking to work in Malaysia, in protest of a visa fee hike.
Thailand and Burma signed an agreement on Tuesday to allow citizens with ordinary passports to make visa-free visits of up to 14 days.
Foreign tourists may soon be able to visit Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos on a single visa.
The name Moon Aung clearly struck a chord with embassy officials in Bangkok who rejected the Burmese rebel singer-songwriter’s application for a visit to his homeland.
Burmese authorities have introduced new visa regulations for foreign correspondents as of early February, limiting foreign journalists to one month visas, instead of the previous three month stay.
Just one year ago, Burma was a purely cash economy: there were no ATMs and international credit cards were not generally accepted. Now VISA and MasterCard are leading the way…