Myanmar tycoon's riches grow amid sanctions

Tay Za remains Southeast Asian nation's richest man despite being banned from trading with the EU.



    Tay Za is known as Myanmar's richest businessman, although he says he is not.

    An entrepreneur whose companies employ more than 60,000 people in the South-east Asian nation, Tay Za has continued to make money despite sanctions that prevent him from doing business with the European Union.

    With leading dissident Aung San Suu Kyi saying the sanctions should remain until democratic values take hold in Myanmar, many are wondering they they have hurt people like Tay Za at all.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.