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Than Tha Aung

Program Facilitator at Mekong Institute

Than Tha Aung works at Mekong Institute in Khon Kaen.

Than Tha Aung
21 Mar 2019

CLM must prepare for 'Industry 4.0'

The phrase "Industry 4.0" has become a buzzword in Thailand. From agriculture to education, every sector aims to upgrade to "smart" status. This means the Thai economy is going to be automated, with human-machine interaction elevated to a whole new level.

21 Mar 2019 8
23 May 2018

True friends

Progress has been made in security, trade and investment, and people-to-people spheres, but Australia needs to do more for place in the regional architecture.

23 May 2018
True friends
29 Dec 2017

Asean-China reset

To move forward to a resilient regional body, Asean must reset engagement with China, and counter-balance that with the presence of the US.

29 Dec 2017
Asean-China reset
1 Apr 2017

Myanmar faces challenge in Indian Ocean

The emerging nation needs to join the 21 countries that have joined hands to provide maritime safety.

1 Apr 2017
Myanmar faces challenge in Indian Ocean
10 Jun 2016

Myanmar and Asean

There is intense speculation on just how Aung San Suu Kyi's government will drive its foreign policy - with questions about changes towards neighbours.

10 Jun 2016 4
Myanmar and Asean