FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM Vicky Bowman and Htein Lin sentenced to one year in prison. Former British ambassador Vicky Bowman and her husband Htein Lin received one year in prison each for violating the Immigration Law, those close to the family told BBC Burmese. The junta’s press team confirmed that Bowman was sentenced to one …
Bridges over major rivers can transform local, as well as national, economies. But not everyone is in favour of building a $168 million bridge linking the congested downtown of Yangon with the poor and rural township of Dala to the south.
A second report covering the Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy River will soon be submitted to the Burmese president for his consideration.
A business watchdog group warns Burmese companies that if they want to thrive in the post-sanctions economy, they’ll have to be more open and transparent.
Speaking in Washington, the Burmese leader urged businesses to invest in the Southeast Asian country as a way to advance its democratic transition.
Kachin exile groups say US sanctions on the Burmese military should stay in place until the conflict in Kachin State is resolved.