Rubber market back to normal in northern Shan State from the rise of Chinese Yuan

The rubber market has been brought back to normal in Northern Shan State, resulting from a rise in the price of the Chinese Yuan, it is learnt. The price of rubber remained unchanged in 2015 and 2016 at 9,000 Chinese Yuan (CHY). The merchants stored the rubber in September watching the CHY exchange rate. The […]

U Aung Thaung, Burmese Politician Accused of Abuses, Dies at 74

YANGON, Myanmar — U Aung Thaung, a senior Burmese politician who was implicated in violence against dissidents and accused of personal corruption, died on Thursday in Singapore. He was 74. His death, in a hospital, was caused by complications of a stroke, said U Win Tin, an official in his party and the editor of […]

U Win Tin: Insights from Myanmar’s Tiger in Chief

When I learned of death of Myanmar writer and activist U Win Tin, I decided to wear a blue shirt for the day. The gesture, however small, struck me as a fitting tribute to Myanmar’s longest-held political prisoner, a man who vowed to continue wearing his blue prison shirt until all prisoners of conscience in […]