China Ties Set for Thaw If Myanmar Opposition Wins Election

Myanmar’s opposition led by Aung San Suu Kyi expects warm ties with China if it wins a parliamentary election this month, good news for its northern neighbor which has seen its influence wane amid tensions with the current government. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy bears China no ill will, said Win Htein, a member […]

Meet ScapeTour, Myanmar’s new bus ticketing platform

ScapeTour is looking to expand beyond bus ticketing to car rental, airport transfer service, sightseeing packages and the whole nine yards Following the recent launch of Cambodia’s online bus ticketing platform CamboTicket, it turns out that one Myanmar-born entrepreneur is doing the same for his home country. With the Myanmar government projecting some five million […]

Yangon Rental Costs in the Spotlight After Unicef Outcry

YANGON — Following an outcry over the revelation that the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) is paying a steep rental fee to a former military official, other international organizations operating in Myanmar are facing calls to be transparent about their rental arrangements in Yangon. Last week, Unicef admitted that it pays US$87,000 per month for […]