Golden Myanmar Airlines joins ranks of local businesses charging dual prices

FOREIGNERS taking domestic flights by Golden Myanmar Airlines (GMA) should be prepared to pay over 50 per cent more than locals. Since April 1, the airline has introduced a new price structure with one price category for foreigners and several categories for locals. For a flight between Yangon and Nyaung U, foreigners pay US$89, whereas […]

Burmese Tycoon Tay Za Under Scrutiny

By Jared Ferrie Myanmar tycoon Tay Za leans back and fulminates against the U.S. government as a playful pet bear cub scrambles up his alligator-skin chair. “They are world police,” he says, complaining that U.S. sanctions are stifling his businesses and officials are scrutinizing his every transaction. As Tay Za speaks, attentive staff intervene occasionally […]