The Road to Muse

Mandalay-Muse Road linking Mandalay, the second capital city of Myanmar, and Muse located on Myanmar-China border plays a pivotal role in border trade between the two countries. The road was once notorious for its poor condition coupled with the then thriving insurgency. But nowadays, the situation has changed a lot as the country is moving […]

Roadsters Told to Buckle up or Face Fines

Drivers be warned: Police will start enforcing a K30,000 (US$23) fine for not wearing a seatbelt starting on January 1. Yangon traffic police and AYA Myanmar Insurance launched an awareness campaign earlier this month in order to promote seatbelt usage, a long-neglected road safety measure. “According to international surveys, wearing a seatbelt while driving can reduce […]

Three ministries clarify undertakings in first 100 days

THE second press conference on the Union government’s undertakings in the first 100 days was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The following is the brief of the ministries present at the conference. U Tin Myint, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs said the Ministry made efforts in anti-narcotic policing, closed cases involving […]

Ministry to allow local and foreign investment forest plantation projects

Approval of the present government will be given to forest plantation projects involving local and foreign investments in forest reserves and protected forest areas, Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win told Amyotha Hluttaw yesterday. Establishment of private forest plantations have been allowed since 2006-2007 FY for enabling wood-based industries to […]

Foreigners taking care committee has its first meeting

A supervisory committee for “taking care of foreign visitors” commissioned by the President’s office met in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Vice President 1, U Myint Swe, chairman of the committee, spoke at the committee’s first meeting. In his address, U Myint Swe said that Myanmar Police Force has established a 24/7 channel to connect the […]

Over 10,000 Myanmar migrants seek work in Thailand

MYAWADY – More than 10,000 Myanmar migrants have entered Thailand through the border town of Myawady in the past three months to seek jobs. An official from the Maywady-Mae Sot Friendship Bridge noted that the traffic has increased and some workers may face difficulties as both countries celebrate the water festival, so-called Thingyan in Myanmar […]

Road Safety: The most important thing is law enforcement

Import liberalisation since 2011 has resulted in a massive increase in the number of vehicles on Myanmar’s roads and a corresponding sharp rise in traffic accidents. Figures released by the Myanmar Police Force and the World Health Organisation show the number of reported road accident fatalities in 2013 was 13,907. That’s a death rate of […]

Unlicensed hospital suspects still at large

MANDALAY – The Chinese suspects in the case of the unlicensed Royal Rose private hospital are still at large, and the Myanmar Police Force will cooperate with Interpol to arrest them, according to the Mandalay District Police Force. On January 2, Nan Hla Sein, managing director the owner of the Royal Rose private hospital all […]

More arrested over recent bombings

After interrogating Saw Myint Lwin and seven accomplices who have confessed to recent bomb blasts throughout the country, the Myanmar Police Force has made more arrests in connection with the crimes, the force says. “We are interrogating those arrested recently to explore more about the case. We are collaborating with police members from various regions […]

Bombs aimed at scaring foreign investors away from lucrative areas of country

YANGON – A series of bomb blasts in Myanmar over the past week was intended to scare away foreign investments in the country, authorities said on Friday. Since Oct 9, there have been at least 10 small explosions or attempted bombings that have killed two people and injured several, including an American woman who sustained […]