All work and no play: Myanmar’s children prop up economy

Twelve-year-old Myat Noe dashes between tables taking orders and sweeping up cigarette butts, working for around a dollar a day in Myanmar, which has one of the worst records for child labour in the world. There are millions like Myat Noe — child workers are widely accepted in the former junta-ruled nation — who prop […]

Oxford University Strengthens Ties in Myanmar

YANGON — Less than one year after reopening its doors to undergraduates, Myanmar’s most prominent institution of higher education is strengthening ties with the University of Oxford in England, where opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied in the 1960s and earned an honorary degree in 2012. The renowned British university signed a Memorandum of […]

Tobacco brands slip into Myanmar without fanfare

As some of the world’s biggest companies trumpet their arrival in Asia’s hottest frontier market, the tobacco industry has a different strategy: It’s slipping into Myanmar without fanfare. The impoverished nation of 60 million people emerged from a half-century of isolation and brutal military rule two years ago. With most international sanctions against the country […]