YCDC cracks down on unauthorized buildings

Legal action is being taken against buildings constructed without permission in Yangon Region, said U Win Myint Than, committee member-7, Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). “Relating to the construction of buildings without erection of green signboards, the elected Township municipal chairman, YCDC representative (EO), in his capacity as secretary, and two other members checked such […]

Yangon to ban feeding pigeons, sale of bird food on city streets

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will ban the feeding of pigeons starting next week as it launches a campaign to rid city streets of the disease-carrying birds, U Min Aung of the Veterinary and Slaughterhouse Department, said on Monday. He said the YCDC will also ban the sale of feed for the tens of […]

Trading firm sues Myanmar Carlsberg for ‘cheating’ over sales promotion

Six senior employees of the local arm of Danish brewing giant Carlsberg, including its managing director, are facing up to seven years in prison due to a dispute with a distributor over a promotional deal. Myat Hmwei Trading Company has accused the Myanmar Carlsberg Company employees of cheating under section 420 of the Penal Code, […]

Association vows legal action to fight fake thanaka cosmetics

Action will be taken against fake thanaka cosmetics, which have a large impact on people who rely on the business for their livelihoods, said U Kyaw Moe, chair of the Ayadaw Thanaka Planters and Producers Association, on Tuesday. “We are going to fight against cosmetics marketed under the thanaka name that contain little or no […]

Myanmar-based Irish company Red Dot halts operations

Red Dot, businessman John Nagle’s Myanmar-based electronic payments company, halted operations in recent weeks, according to local reports. Mr Nagle established Red Dot Network, which allows customers to buy mobile phone credit and pay bills, after emerging from bankruptcy in 2014, with backing from Denis O’Brien’s Digicel, which sold the business to him last year. […]

Firm accused of cheating investors changes name, stays in business

The Malaysian-owned company that swindled millions of dollars from local investors has changed its name and is now being run by two Myanmar people, U Kyaw Swa Hein, a former director of the firm has told the media. The owners of Myanmar Junwell Global Co. Ltd – Loh Yun Poh, alias Mr. Alan, Wong Jyh […]