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Red Dot closure concerns spread to industry, draws light on licensing procedures

Disenfranchised agents of the now defunct Red Dot Network Ltd plan to file a court case against the payment-solutions provider after being turned down by the Consumer Protection Central Committee, which said their case could not be handled under the Consumer Protection Law. The agents are unhappy that deposits paid to Red Dot will likely […]

Myeik Tour Companies Accused Of Failing To Take Responsibility After Deadly Boat Accident

The speedboat sliced across a calm, glimmering sea late last month around three hours after leaving the jetty at the emerging tourist destination of Myeik, southeastern Myanmar. It was a picture of paradise, complete with an azure sky, that tour operators hope will draw more local and international travellers in the coming years despite recent […]

Police arrest six suspected human traffickers in Yangon, cases to be filed

Police have arrested six suspected human traffickers in Yangon, a senior official of the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation (MOEAF) said yesterday. The suspects, who were arrested a day earlier during a raid at their office, were allegedly working in an employment agency that had been sending workers to Thailand without a licence, U Peter […]

Cruise the remote islands of Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago like a Bond villain

“It would have been amazing to have been here 30 years ago.” It’s the classic traveller’s refrain, typically uttered as said traveller looks wistfully across a crowded beach and fends off touts peddling cheap suits, sarongs and hair braids. But a new cruise off the far south coast of Myanmar in a classic 1960s motor […]

Flexible Pass expands to Mandalay, diversifies services

Sully Bholat, founder and chief executive of Flexible Pass, Myanmar’s first fitness booking app, is expanding into Mandalay, where interest in mixed martial arts, yoga and gym classes is growing along with the middle class. “The fitness trend has been picking up in Mandalay over the past few years, and many gyms and fitness centres […]

Transportation services in Mergui archipelago to begin with two Bell helicopters

Transportation services for islands located near Kawthoung will start with two Bell helicopters in the coming tourist season, according to LTR Pte Ltd, officially representing Bell Helicopters in Myanmar. “We are making area developments in islands located near Kawthoung with the approval from Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). It will take about 3 hours to visit […]

Shaw Brothers Pictures to take major scenes of Line Walker-2 in Yangon

Shaw Brothers Pictures International Ltd. is reported to take major scenes of Line Walker-2, a sequel to their very successful Line Walker movie, in Yangon soon. A coordination meeting to shoot the movie was held at Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon where Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint delivered an […]

Breeders call for lifting ban on repairing 10,000-acre prawn farm in Kyauktan

Due to the ban on repairing 10,000 acres of a prawn farm in Mayanswebar prawn breeding zone in Kyauktan Township, Yangon Region, 47 entrepreneurs that run the farm are facing difficulties so they have submitted a letter to the region chief minister calling for the lifting of the bann, said one breeder Min Maung Maung. […]

Facebook Bans ‘Dangerous’ Armed Groups in Myanmar From Platform

YANGON —Facebook announced on Tuesday afternoon that it has banned the four ethnic armed groups that comprise Myanmar’s Northern Alliance, calling them “dangerous organizations.” It said all related praise, support and representation of the Arakan Army, Kachin Independence Army, Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and Ta’ang National Liberation Army would also be removed as soon […]

Myanmar’s opium farmers cling on to lucrative crop

HOPONG, Myanmar: Fields of purple opium poppy stretch across the pastures and peaks of mountainous eastern Myanmar, with many farmers reluctant to give up the profitable cash crop in spite of incentives offered. Myanmar is the second biggest source of opium in the world after Afghanistan, with Shan state its main production hub. AFP hiked […]