Aid being rushed to Myanmar’s flood victims

As local and civil society groups coordinate to rush aid to victims caught up in floods, the Myanmar government has played down criticism that it was under prepared for the disaster. YANGON: International aid efforts are being accelerated to help flood victims in Myanmar as hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by massive […]

Gubelin Gem Lab eyes ‘Ruby Land’

Gubelin Gem Lab, a Swiss company that has a regional office in Hong Kong, sent foreign gemologists to Mogok, known as “Ruby Land”, in early July to test gemstones in the area, which has previously been off-limits to foreigners. “After the government allowed foreigners into Mogok in April we received permission for our technicians to […]