Myanmar stitching a new economy

YANGON: Wearing an expression of intense concentration, Myanmar garment worker Htet Myat Nyein stitches jackets bound for wealthy foreign high streets, part of a booming industry fuelling much of the country’s modernisation drive. “I learned to sew at this factory,” she says, her soft voice almost lost in the clatter of sewing machines at the […]

Angelina Jolie on first visit to Myanmar

Myanmar’s House Speaker Shwe Mann took some time out on Wednesday to welcome UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie to parliament in Nay Pyi Taw. According to a press release issued by the British embassy in Yangon and reported on DVB on Wednesday, Jolie is visiting Myanmar for four days ”to learn more about the situation […]