Stories By May Wong
125 Jul 2014 Fri
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.
217 Jul 2014 Thu
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.
310 Jul 2014 Thu
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.
407 Jul 2014 Mon
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.
506 Jul 2014 Sun
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.
603 Jul 2014 Thu
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.
726 Jun 2014 Thu
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.
826 Jun 2014 Thu
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.
920 Jun 2014 Fri
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.
1017 Jun 2014 Tue
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.