As economy booms, children toil in Myanmar

When a boat stacked with gravel moors at a jetty in Yangon, 14-year-old Aung Htet Myat fills a basket he then carries on his back to trucks that whisk the load to construction sites springing up across Myanmar’s booming biggest city. YANGON: When a boat stacked with gravel moors at a jetty in Yangon, 14-year-old […]

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 […]

Myanmar party chief’s ouster rocks his family businesses

YANGON — The dismissal of the head of Myanmar’s ruling party is creating a stir in business circles, threatening the future of companies run by his relatives. RedLink Communications is a top player in Myanmar’s rapidly expanding Internet service business, boasting the largest share. Hopes were growing that the company would go public on the […]