The officials said they stopped and searched the lorry, which was accompanied by two servicemen, following a tip-off. They found 29 logs of milled lumber, weighing a total of nearly three tons.
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Myanmar Timber Enterprise has invited open tenders for more than 1,000 tonnes of teak and hardwood logs to be sold on 21 October. The bid for tenders opened while MTE[…]
Following two days of painstaking discussions, Burma’s Union Parliament has passed bills amending the Income Tax Law and the Commercial Tax Law.
Burma’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry announced six months ago that a ban on the export of raw timber will go into effect on 1 April 2014. The Myanmar Timber Merchants Association has requested that foreign timber merchants cooperate with the government to stop illegal exports.
Wall Street venture capitalists, European development agencies and Burma’s rulers share one belief in common: that the country’s war zones are virgin but strategic lands that must be penetrated
While perfectly valid to question the efficacy of sanctions, let’s take a closer look at the substance, indeed interests, behind anti-sanctions calls