Myanmar restaurants seek more govt support

  LOCAL restaurants in Myanmar are calling for more government support amid the expansion of international restaurant chains in the country. Nay Linn, president of Myanmar Restaurants Association and the owner of a restaurant named Sein Lan So Pyay Gardens, said local players lack the capital and experience to compete with these chains. He recalled […]

Health professionals protest lease of public land for private hospital

Staff of the Ministry of Health, including professors and ‘black ribbon’ doctors have signed a petition calling for a complete halt to the long-term lease of a large plot owned by the ministry in front of the University of Nursing at the corner of Bogyoke Aung San and Pyay roads in downtown Yangon for a […]

Big tobacco eyes Myanmar market

A smoky haze greets customers walking into any of Yangon’s tea shops as patrons light up hand-rolled cigarettes known locally as cheroots. Elsewhere in Myanmar’s main city, vendors sell cheap cigarettes smuggled from China to drivers stopped at traffic lights. The pavement is painted red with the spit of people chewing tobacco wrapped in betel […]