Yangon new bus system gets moving

The residents of Myanmar’s main commercial city are slowly adjusting to the new transport system, introduced nearly a month ago by the region’s chief minister. “It was chaos to begin with, but now we’re getting used to it,” office worker Mi Mi Chan told Asia Focus as she waited to catch her bus to work […]

Govt aims to formalise phone imports

The vast majority of mobile phones brought into Myanmar – including iPhone or Samsung Galaxy-series handsets – do not follow correct import procedures, said Minister of Commerce U Win Myint. About 98 to 99 percent of all imported handsets are brought in without import licences, with only about 200,000 licences being issued for about 10 […]