The Thai government is stepping up efforts to boost the Rangoon-Mae Sot trade link by approving a 1.8 billion baht ($53 million) budget to help Burma develop part of its road along the transnational route.
Bob Percival’s four-year quest to collect and reproduce vintage book covers from the 1960s and ’70s has culminated in RetrogradeYangon Posters, a shop in Rangoon’s Bogyoke Market where the works can be purchased.
Burma launched a new public transport system in Rangoon on Monday, for the first time introducing regular bus lines, timetables and salaries for drivers in a move that could transform the lives of some 5 million city dwellers.
The man suspected of battering international school teacher Gary Ferguson to death last month remains a free man as Burmese authorities bungle the paperwork necessary to solicit international assistance on the case.
A Burmese passenger said that when he landed at Mingalardon International Airport at 4am on Friday, he realised that US$6,100 in cash had gone missing from his luggage while he was asleep on the flight.