How Prepared Is Myanmar To Counter Terror Attacks?

Concern is growing about possible terrorist attacks in Myanmar, and questions are being asked about the government’s ability to counter such threats. We are not talking about the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) terrorists who provoked retaliatory operations from the military by staging attacks against security forces, innocent civilians, ethnic tribespeople and Hindus in northern […]

CB Bank enter into technical collaboration with CISCO for Data Center and Core Network Infrastructure

YANGON, Myanmar, Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CB Bank and Cisco are pleased to enter a technical collaboration agreement to transform the Data Center and Core Network Infrastructure to enable core banking application, digital banking and international services to be delivered to its customers and partners in a secure manner. At the same time, CB […]

Mastercard to keep high growth rate in Myanmar

Ravinder Aurora, executive director for global public policy and community relations at Mastercard, said at a press conference yesterday that the company enjoyed double digit growth in terms of the number of card users and transaction value by using the cards every year. “Currently, I believe there are roughly about 2 million cards within the […]

Tenders to be invited for sub-Ks100 million projects in Rakhine

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Rakhine State government has announced yesterday that it will invite tenders for projects with investments of not more than Ks100 million. The announcement came at the coordination meeting on inviting tenders for the projects for the 2016-2017 financial year. “We envision development and security in Rakhine State with […]

Survey of Yangon’s Squatters Uses Fingerprint Scanning, Facial Recognition Technology

The Yangon regional government has surveyed tens of thousands of squatters using fingerprint scan­ners and facial recogni­tion technology as part of a resettlement plan to address the city’s housing crisis. Surveyors have visited almost 80,000 house­holds across seven town­ships with the help of for­eign experts and NGOs, officials said. But Colonel Tin Aung Tun, the […]

Ngapali Beach, Mrauk Oo to See Extra Police Force

The Myanmar Police Force (MPF) will deploy more tourist police in Thandwe and Mrauk Oo in Rakhine state due to the rising number of tourists in those areas. The areas that will see beefed up security are Thandwe, Kyauktaw, Ngapali Junction, Mazin Airport, Mrauk Oo Archaeology Museum, Shiqthaung Pagoda and Mrauk Oo Airport. The tourists […]

Buses Suspended for Lacking Cameras

More than 60 bus lines operating out of Aung Mingalar Bus Terminal have been suspended because of failing to install CCTV cameras, an official from the Yangon region’s supervisory committee for motor vehicles, commonly known as MaHtaTha, said. “More than 60 bus lines have not installed CCTV cameras. We have repeatedly warned them before suspending […]

Myanmar airports improve safety

YANGON, 11 March 2015: Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport says it has upgraded six airports in terms of safety and security. The six airports that have gained new safety equipment are Yangon, Mandalay, Nyaung U, Heho, Thandwe and Dawei. The Global New Light of Myanmar claimed the six airports received safety and security upgrades with the […]

KBZ to Upgrade ATMs after Security Breach

Kanbawza (KBZ) Bank will upgrade the security systems of its ATM machines after K20 million was stolen from ATMs in Yangon in late November, according to an official from the bank. The new “3D security system” will be installed soon and new security staff will be hired to heighten the security of ATMs while security […]

Security a Concern as Jade Mining Set to Resume in Hpakant

YANGON — Recent fighting between ethnic rebels and government troops in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township has raised security concerns, with jade mining operations set to resume in the area next month. Large-scale mining in the jade-rich hills of Hpakant was suspended in 2012, shortly after a 17-year-old ceasefire broke down and conflict erupted between the […]