Four hundred fire fighters and forty-four fire engines were called to the scene of a vicious blaze at a Rangoon warehouse rented by Coca-Cola.
Coca-Cola has defended its business practices in Burma after a NGO revealed connections with blacklisted company Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited.
Coca-Cola Co. opens a factory on the outskirts of Burma’s commercial capital to begin production in the country for the first time in more than 60 years.
Kawthaung’s Anti-Narcotics Task Force say they found 299 bags of kratom leaves, with a street value placed at 4.119m kyat.
Rights groups criticised the move, which they said would increase the risk of undermining political and economic reforms.
The US government has decided to maintain most economic restrictions on Burma in an effort to punish those Washington sees as hampering the country’s newly elected government.