Dec 26, 2015

New landslide sweeps through Myanmar jade mine

Rescuers were searching through mud and rubble Saturday after a new landslide buried workers in a remote jade mining region in northern Myanmar, the second such incident in just over a month. The landslide took place on Friday afternoon in Hpakant, Kachin State, the ...

Myanmar migrants found guilty of killing British backpackers

Dec 24, 2015

Myanmar migrants found guilty of killing British backpackers

A Thai court on Thursday sentenced two Myanmar migrants to death for the murder of two British backpackers on a resort island last year, in a case that raised questions about police competence and the treatment of migrant workers in Thailand. Human Rights Watch ...

Dec 9, 2015

Open but not trading: Myanmar launches fledgling bourse

Myanmar officially launched its first modern stock exchange Wednesday, but without a single stock to trade, as the nation’s latest drive for economic revitalization struggles to take flight. Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party swept elections last month, boosting confidence in the former junta-run ...

Dec 5, 2015

U.S. prepares to amend Myanmar trade sanctions

The United States is preparing to amend sanctions on Myanmar after banks complained they can’t finance trade that goes through the nation’s main port terminal because it is run by a blacklisted business tycoon. State Department officials have been sounding out Congress about remedial ...

Nov 29, 2015

Japan eager to cozy up to Myanmar's incoming NLD government

The government is stepping up efforts to develop a relationship with Myanmar’s top opposition force, the National League for Democracy, after its landslide victory in the general election earlier this month. Also, Japanese businesses have a high interest in Myanmar’s abundant and cheap labor. ...