With return of Big Tobacco to Myanmar, smoking rates on the rise

Since the return of Big Tobacco to Myanmar en masse in 2013, smoking rates have increased markedly. Tobacco control experts warn that the firms’ sophisticated strategies are likely to push more people into the clutches of addiction From the backseat of a traffic-stranded cab attempting to travel from Yangon’s airport to a city hotel, Myanmar’s burgeoning love affair with […]

Car-choked Yangon aims to ride the rails to transport revolution

YANGON (AFP) – Trains chug around Yangon’s circular railway at a stately pace barely faster than a brisk walk, but this creaking relic of colonial times is at the heart of plans for a public transport revolution in the traffic-choked metropolis. Rush hour spills a throng of passengers towards Kyi Kyi Win’s cigarette stand at […]

Presidential office reforms new investment commission

The Presidential office of Myanmar has reformed a new Myanmar Investment Commission by issuing notification number 42/2013 on May 3. An 11-member commission was reformed with Win Shein as chairman, Dr. Kan Zaw as secretary, Thuya Thaung Lwin as joint secretary and Win Tun, Zayar Aung, Dr. Tun Shin, Dr. Aung Tun Thet, Nyunt Tin, […]