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Lawmakers Blast Yangon Govt for Misusing Public Funds

YANGON — The Yangon regional government has misused and breached financial regulations in spending public funds, in possible violation of the Anti-Corruption Law, according to the parliamentary Finance, Planning and Economy Committee. On the second day of parliamentary debates on the regional auditor-general’s report on government expenditure during the 2017-18 fiscal year, the committee pointed […]

Two Secretariat restaurants apply for liquor licences

Two new restaurants preparing to open at the newly refurbished Secretariat building in downtown Yangon have applied for the FL 17 licence, which will allow them to sell imported alcohol on premise. Objections from the public, if any, should be filed at Botahtaung Township General Administration Department (GAD) within 15 days, said U Sein Thaung, […]

AustCham: Tour of Yangon Secretariat Heritage Building and Member Networking, 13th June 2019

Please join us for a unique opportunity to tour the inside of one of Yangon’s most historic buildings. A guided tour will be given by one of The Secretariat’s knowledgeable tour guides followed by networking drinks in one of the newly restored spaces within the building. A unique opportunity for AustCham Myanmar members only. Don’t […]

Tom n Toms plans Myanmar expansion

South Korean Cafe chain Tom n Toms has started to launch outlets in Myanmar. Tom n Toms Myanmar has opened two locations in Yangon so far, at the international airport and the Kantharyar Centre, with a third planned for Yankin Township. Information from Myanmar International Business Alliance Company operation director Aung Sithu Khant revealed a […]

Myanmar-HK ties boosted by CE visit

On September 15, she met with senior Myanmar government officials in Nay Pyi Taw. Mrs Lam first met with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The chief executive said that this is the first ever official visit by the chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) since the city’s return to […]

Myanmar to preserve buildings of the British Raj

A flurry of interest in preserving Myanmar’s colonial-era architecture has won the support of the government, highlighting both the lure of foreign investment and a readiness to reconnect with its past. Before it was subjected to more than 40 years of military rule, Yangon was a cosmopolitan port city and one of the great trading […]