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A question of perception

Thailand’s ambassador to Myanmar says changing his countrymen’s preconceived notions about their neighbour is a big part of the job.

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Myanmar is famous for many things, among them soothsayers, but there is at least one person in Yangon who is less concerned with predicting the future than with managing present realities. 

Pisanu Suvanajata, Thailand’s ambassador to Myanmar, has been trying his best to entice Thai investors, especially small and medium enterprises, to meet the neighbours, but he says it’s an uphill battle.

“The biggest stumbling block is the perception of Thais about Myanmar,” he admitted during a talk with Bangkok Post editors in Yangon recently.

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