Military firm tops in Fraser & Neave dispute

Myanma Economic Holdings Limited has won a dispute over the ownership of Myanmar Brewery Limited, the military-owned conglomerate has announced, and will now accelerate plans to buy out its joint venture partner. MEHL has been locked in a legal battle with Singapore-based Fraser and Neave Limited (F&N), which owns 55 percent of Myanmar Brewery since […]

How does one get off the US Sanction List?

Based on the discussion that I had with a US Embassy official in Yangon on their recent activity in inviting Myanmar people (eg Tay Za of Htoo & Company and Steven Law of Asia World) on the OFAC SDN List for a discussion on what they can do to remove themselves from the SDN List […]

Mobile Team to Check Air and Sea Cargoes

Union Minister U Win Myint said the country’s Mobile Team will check cargoes, being carried into Myanmar via air and water ways, whether they are legal or not. Usually, the Mobile Team examines goods being couriered across Myanmar’s borders in vehicles using the country’s motorways. Union Minister U Win Myint has confirmed a six-month test […]

Draft telecoms law to ease import scheme

The draft telecommunications bill that will soon be presented to the lower house will include a provision allowing the free import of communication devices exempt from Myanmar’s standard licensing scheme, Myanmar Computer Federation executive committee member Zaw Min Oo today told Mizzima. Under the current telecoms law, importing telecoms devices and equipment required an import license […]