Yangon street vendors resist YCDC market plans

Despite the best efforts of local authorities to clean up Yangon’s streets, vendors say they are unwilling or unable to move into new purpose-built markets being built by Yangon City Development Committee. Business is booming along main roads and outside bazaars and supermarkets, with vendors selling everything from snacks to clothes to second hand electronics, […]

Over 100 foreigners arrested for illegal logging in Myanmar

More than 100 foreigners, most of them Chinese, were arrested in northern Myanmar in a crackdown on illegal logging. The wire news agency quoted the army-run Myawaddy newspaper as reporting that a total of 142 people, including 102 foreigners, were arrested during a military operation against logging in restive Kachin state between January 2-4. Documents […]