Army confiscates land plots including Mya Yeik Nyo Hotel from Zay Kabar Co.

Army confiscated land plots included in Yangon New World property project in Yangon region from Zay Kabar Company as the company failed to follow the agreements stated in the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed between Quartermaster-General Office and the company, said Moe Min Win, Secretary of Office of Garrison Town Development Committee (Yangon) on October […]

Battling for Blood Jade: Inside One of the World’s Most Dangerous Industries

When the earth collapsed, as it does nearly every day in the jade hills of Myanmar, Ye Min Naing was poised on a steep slope of rubble and scree. It was a rainy night six months ago, at the tail end of the monsoons. A truck with wheels the height of a man had just […]

Mekong states band together to tackle drug scourge

MEKONG RIVER • The Lao People’s Army patrol boat was custom- made in China with night-vision capability and two of the most powerful engines on a remote stretch of the Mekong River. Today, like most days, it sits idle for lack of petrol, guarded by a single Laotian soldier in flip-flops. Even occasional patrols by […]