Aung San Suu Kyi, NLD Win Second Landslide Election in Myanmar

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling National League for Democracy have clinched a second consecutive landslide win in national elections, though analysts still expect slow going for democratic reforms and peace talks in the war-torn country. The Union Election Commission Saturday declared the NLD the winner of the Nov. […]

Invitation for Price Quotations – The Flood and Landslide Emergency Recovery Project (FLERP)

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar The Flood and Landslide Emergency Recovery Project Invitation for Price Quotations The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of the Flood and Landslide Emergency Recovery Project (FLERP). The IDA N° of the financing agreement is N° […]

Myanmar jade industry gathers dust despite China-led boom

NAYPYITAW — The jade mining industry in Myanmar, one of the world’s richest sources of the gem, is scrambling to meet rising Chinese demand, sometimes at the cost of human lives. Yet this booming trade has not translated into growth beyond the dangerous work of extraction. In fact, Myanmar’s jade processing industry has languished, mainly […]

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says peace process will be government’s priority

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi said on Monday the country’s peace process will be the first priority of her new government that will take power later this year, following a landslide victory in a November election. The country has struggled for decades to reach lasting peace agreements with a multitude of ethnic minority guerrilla groups […]

New Myanmar government to tighten safety after jade mine disaster

Myanmar’s newly elected government said on Tuesday that it plans to tighten safety controls at the country’s poorly regulated jade mines after a landslide swept over a mining encampment, resulting in a death toll expected to reach around 200 people. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy(NLD) won a resounding victory in the country’s […]

Many buried in jade mine landslide

HPAKANT-Many raw jade miners are feared dead after a 1,000-foot-high heap of soil collapsed in Hpakant, Kachin State. “I ran as soon as I heard the landslide. There were about 30 people running behind me. When I reached the hill, I looked back and I didn’t see anyone. Estimates of the death toll exceed 50,” […]