Residents encamped along highway vow to return if evicted

Defiant residents have laid down a challenge to the Yangon Region government: If you evict us, we will return. The squatters insist they will not be driven from their homes because they have nowhere else to go. Their stance is a serious challenge to the regional government’s insistence that it will not resort to the tactics […]

Competition and Hesitant Investors Put Brakes on Myanmar’s Rice Industry

Burma’s ambition to become a major rice exporter again is facing numerous hurdles, not least of which is the problem of oversupply in the world market. Domestic media reported last week that Burma’s export earnings have already slumped about US$100 million so far in this financial year because of weaker harvests caused by poor weather. […]