Promised work, Myanmar women instead forced to marry in China

HLAING THAR YAR (Myanmar) — Enticed by work in China, hundreds of poor young Myanmar women are instead being duped into marriage, and left to scramble to get back across remote borders before they are forced into life with husbands they have never met. In April, Ms Kyi Pyar Soe, 22, vanished from her community […]

Myanmar garment workers long for ‘manufacturing renaissance’

YANGON, Myanmar – Wearing an expression of intense concentration, Myanmar garment worker Htet Myat Nyein stitches jackets bound for wealthy foreign high streets, part of a booming industry fuelling much of the country’s modernization drive. “I learned to sew at this factory,” she tells the Agence France-Presse, her soft voice almost lost in the clatter […]

Property prices ‘to rise for a few more years’

Presidential adviser U Aung Tun Thet sees no property bubble and predicts daily ‘flipping’ will occur There is no bubble in the property market and prices of land will continue to rise for the next few years, presidential adviser U Aung Tun Thet told a seminar to mark the first anniversary of the Myanmar Real […]