Two Secretariat restaurants apply for liquor licences

Two new restaurants preparing to open at the newly refurbished Secretariat building in downtown Yangon have applied for the FL 17 licence, which will allow them to sell imported alcohol on premise. Objections from the public, if any, should be filed at Botahtaung Township General Administration Department (GAD) within 15 days, said U Sein Thaung, […]

Halt to liquor licences leads to informal deals

A clampdown on unlicensed liquor shops and a ban on new licences have created a robust secondary market for liquor licence permits and done comparativly little to prevent problem drinking, according to businesspeople. The Ministry of Home Affairs last year raided about 2000 liquor shops to check on licences, making it increasingly important that shops […]

Hoteliers claim to face double taxes for liquor licences

Hotels that serve liquor are groaning under the burdens of taxation and red tape, hoteliers have complained, as police raided hotels in Bagan on suspicion of importing alcohol illegally. U tin win, chair of the Yangon hotel zone established by the Myanmar hoteliers’ association, said the raids were the result of a misunderstanding over conflicting […]