British day out in Yangon

“See Bagan and live. See Angkor Wat and die,” says my guide Phaphophon Chantharawattanakul, quoting British historian Arnold Toynbee, as he leads me on a stroll through the streets of Old Yangon. “See Yangon and cry,” I retort, narrowly avoiding getting run over as we brave Yangon’s crazy traffic to reach Sule Pagoda. Founded and […]

Myanmar turns to Japan, Thailand to kick-start stalled Dawei

(Reuters) – Myanmar is set to wrest control of its Dawei industrial complex from Thai company Italian Thai Development over its failure to attract investors to a strategically located, multi-billion dollar project tipped as a game-changer for regional trade. According to two sources involved in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), plans have been overhauled […]