Myanmar’s Radical Buddhist Group Gets Rebuked

Myanmar’s nationalist Buddhist group known as The Committee for the Protection of Nationality and Religion (Ma Ba Tha) has suddenly found itself losing support from government officials and the online community. First, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein boldly declared in public that Ma Ba Tha is “unnecessary and redundant” since there is […]

Myanmar commissions country’s first tire plant

Myanmar Economic Corp., an enterprise tied to Myanmar’s military complex, has commissioned production at the country’s first tire factory. The plant, under construction in Yangon City since late 2010, will have capacity for radial passenger and truck/bus tires along with other miscellaneous bias tires, inner tubes, liners and bladders, according to Chinese tire machinery manufacturer […]