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Stories By May Wong

29 STORIES

  • 1
    25 Jul 2014 Fri

    MSF cautiously optimistic over Myanmar return

    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), or Doctors without Borders, has expressed cautious optimism about news that it can resume its medical activities in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

  • 2
    17 Jul 2014 Thu

    Video Campaign to change Myanmar's constitution exceeds expectations

    Myanmar's opposition party, the National League for Democracy, said the public support for their campaign to amend the country's constitution far exceeded their expectations. The campaign calls on citizens to support a constitutional amendment by signing their names.

  • 3
    10 Jul 2014 Thu

    Video Myanmar monk rejects accusations of instigating unrest

    Some in Myanmar have blamed controversial Buddhist monk Wirathu for heightening ethnic tensions with his graphic photos and posts of the recent violence in Mandalay. But he has rejected accusations that he is fanning the fire.

  • 4
    07 Jul 2014 Mon

    16 arrested over sectarian violence in Mandalay, Myanmar

    Myanmar police said 16 people have been arrested in connection with the clashes between Buddhists and Muslim communities in Mandalay last week. According to the state's home affairs minister, the curfew may be lifted soon.

  • 5
    06 Jul 2014 Sun

    Video Myanmar clamps down on illegal trading, tax evasions

    Myanmar is clamping down on illegal trading and tax evasions to better reflect its trade numbers. Over a one-and-a-half-year period, officers confiscated illegal goods worth about US$17 million.

  • 6
    03 Jul 2014 Thu

    Myanmar cracks down on illegal trade, tax evasion

    Myanmar is clamping down on illegal trading and tax evasions to better reflect its trade numbers. Authorities are now expanding their inspections to five international ports and airport in Yangon.

  • 7
    26 Jun 2014 Thu

    Myanmar tackles its opium problem

    Myanmar said its plan to completely eradicate the country from drugs has been put back five years to 2019, as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime revealed that Myanmar's opium production rose by 26 per cent in 2013.

  • 8
    26 Jun 2014 Thu

    Lower supplies affect annual gems sales in Myanmar

    At Myanmar's only annual gems fair in Nay Pyi Taw, sales are expected to hit US$1.5 billion this year, down from US$2.4 billion last year, due to lower supplies.

  • 9
    20 Jun 2014 Fri

    Huge growth potential for Myanmar's insurance industry

    One in 86 people in Myanmar has insurance policies. This means huge growth potential, but not everyone is convinced that the country is ready to open the market to foreign firms.

  • 10
    17 Jun 2014 Tue

    IMF warns of challenges in opening up Myanmar financial sector

    The IMF remains bullish on Myanmar, projecting that the economy will grow 8.5 per cent this year. But the fund warned that opening up the financial sector, as the government is planning to do, will bring big challenges.