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NLD calls bureaucracy ‘stumbling block’ in reforms

A spokesperson for the ruling party has blamed “some in the bureaucracy” for the country’s poor economic reform, saying excessive redtape is a “stumbling block in Myanmar’s democratic transition”. U Myo Nyunt, spokesperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, made the comments during an interview with Chinese media group Caixin’s subsidiary publication Globus […]

Foreigners get involved in illicit sale and purchase in Myanmar fishery

According to Myanmar Fishery Products Processors and Exporters Association, foreigners got involved in illicit sale and purchase in Myanmar fishery business. U Myo Nyunt, secretary of Myanmar fishery products processors and exporters association said, “There are many foreigners getting involved in fishery business.” They did not purchase the products themselves. Instead they made Myanmars buy […]

Tailor Shop Family Accused of Abuse and Enslavement to be Formally Charged

On Thursday a court will decide on the charges with which to prosecute six family members for torturing and enslaving two children in a downtown Rangoon tailoring shop for five years. Ko Latt, 63, Tin Thuzar, 59, Tin Min Latt, 37, Yarzar Tun, 25, Su Mon Latt, 27, and Thiri Latt, 37, who ran Ava […]

Ocean fisheries to be closed on June 1 for three months

OCEAN fishing will be suspended from June 1 to the end of August to allow depleted fish stocks time to recover, according to a statement from the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development. The suspension had been proposed by U Kin Sein, member of parliament from Tanintharyi Region, in February, and was subsequently approved […]

Fish exporters not ready for EU

Confusion about Myanmar’s readmission into the European Union’s generalized scheme of preferences on June 12 is handicapping efforts by exporters to re-enter the market, industry executives said last week. A spokesperson for the Myanmar Fishery Products Processors and Exporters Association told The Myanmar Times that the impact of duty-free access to Europe on domestic exporters […]