Chinese Tourists Flock to a ‘Pleasant Village’ of Gambling Dens in Myanmar

SPECIAL REGION 4 — At 8am, the road out of Mong La gets busy. Many visitors to this border town in the far east of Myanmar’s Shan State come to gamble—to do that, they must make the seven-mile journey to Wancho. Eleven years ago, the National Democratic Alliance Army that controls this enclave on the […]

Y Talk hopes to offer free overseas calls at SEA Games

Consult-Myanmar welcomes you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 VMG Telecoms, the company that operates the internet telephone service Y Talk, has applied to offer free overseas calls at SEA Games venues, VMG director Aung Tun said. The voice over internet (VOIP) service provider is seeking permission from the Ministry of Sport […]

New legislation will redefine ‘child’ in Myanmar

Drafting of new legislation to replace the Juvenile Law will be completed in December and the bill sent to parliament next year, Social Welfare Department Deputy Director General Aung Tun said. The new legislation will raise the age of a “minor” from under 16 to nder 18, he said, adding that this change will bring […]