Myanmar panel rejects claim that Rohingya are being persecuted

Jan 5, 2017

Myanmar panel rejects claim that Rohingya are being persecuted

Human rights groups said Myanmar’s government is trying to cover up abuses against civilians in a Muslim-majority part of Rakhine State after an investigation panel dismissed claims a government crackdown there amounts to “genocide.” A commission appointed by the government of Nobel laureate Aung ...

Yangon rail system to get upgrade

Dec 31, 2016

Yangon rail system to get upgrade


Tourists visiting Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, could lose one of the star attractions of the former capital after the railway that encircles the city is upgraded with the help of Japanese investment. While the responsibility for upgrading the 46 km (28.5 miles) of track ...

/ Dec 16, 2016

Myanmar-Japan venture targets role in improving infrastructure

A joint venture between Myanmar’s leading heavy machinery distributor, Myanmar Kaido Co., and Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi Corp. aims to capitalize on Myanmar’s rapid development of urban infrastructure through the rental of construction and other equipment. An opening ceremony for the joint venture, Diamond ...

/ Nov 12, 2016

R&K Trading opens steel factory in Yangon

Iron and steel trader R&K Trading Co. inaugurated a ¥1.5 billion ($14 million) state-of-the-art steel factory in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, on Friday. The Japanese factory covers an area of 19,950 sq. meters in the Japan-backed Thilawa Special Economic Zone. With a production capacity ...