Peace process is the way forward

The government will not back down from the peace process despite the hardships it faces getting all ethnic armed groups to the negotiating table, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said Sunday at the second anniversary of the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA). “It is the second anniversary of the signing. There […]

Business Mogul Tay Za Makes Surprise Appearance at SEA Games

YANGON — In his first public appearance for years, business mogul U Tay Za presented US$10,000 to the Myanmar men’s football team on Monday after the team beat Singapore in the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia. According to sources, U Tay Za has been in Malaysia since Sunday, together with his son Ko Pyae Phyo […]

KBZ responds to Global Witness report

In light of a report published last week on Myanmar’s jade trade, officials from Kanbawza (KBZ) Group say their reputation is unlikely to be tarnished. The research, by non-profit Global Witness, claims that the illicit jade industry was worth up to US$31 billion last year alone, and is controlled by networks of military officials and […]