Foul smell from liquor factories prompts protest

Unable to bear the stench of waste water discharged from neighbouring liquor factories and garbage generated by factories, some 100 residents in Shwe Pyi Thar Township staged a protest Tuesday. “We did it as we faced unhealthy problem because of waste water from these factories. They have to manage their sanitation systematically,” said Ko Soe […]

Beer station profits slump as pumps close

Some Yangon beer stations are still flouting a long-ignored law against selling draught beer without a special licence, which local authorities recently started trying to enforce. Those that have followed the letter of the law, meanwhile, are seeing business slump. Most beer stations across the country have served draught beer for many years under an FL17 […]

Draught law causes beer station panic

On Kyar Kwet Thit Street in Yangon’s Tarmwe township, famous because it is home to more than 50 beer stations, dozens of young and middle-aged men and a handful of girls in their 20s enjoyed the nightlife earlier this week. At around 9pm customers were relaxed as they held mugs of draught beer, while the […]