Illegal massage parlours, Karaoke lounges not yet eliminated

The crackdown on illegal massage parlours and karaoke lounges will continue in the Yangon region, said Yangon regional minster for security and border affairs Colonel Tin Aung Tun. The colonel’s statement came in response to a query from a regional Hluttaw representative. “Does the government have plans to protect the young women working in all […]

YCDC to take over management of two industrial zones

Yangon City Development Committee will soon take over management of the last two privately owned industrial zones in Yangon as the Ministry of Construction moves to transfer power to the local authority. The ministry’s Department of Urban and Housing Development (DUHD) has been transferring oversight of Yangon’s 28 industrial zones to YCDC since 2012. The […]

Yangon’s long-standing bookshop shuts down

Once a magnet for eager bookworms, Amay Eain (Mother House) bookshop is now shuttered and dark, its shelves empty and its customers bereft. The oldest bookshop on Pansodan Road closed its doors on March 27. Amay Eain, a sought-after and respected source of a wide variety of new and second-hand publications, opened in 1993 on […]