Former Norway Envoy’s Telenor Move Raises Eyebrows

The May 16 announcement that Norway’s former ambassador to Myanmar, Katja Nordgaard, will soon take a position with Telenor, the majority state-owned Norwegian telecommunications firm that signed a lucrative deal with Myanmar’s government last year, has prompted concern from some quarters about the ethics of what they see as just the latest example of an […]

Panasonic to distribute solar lanterns in Myanmar

YANGON—Panasonic will distribute its new solar lantern in Myanmar starting in January. Distribution of the lanterns is aimed at providing off-grid energy solutions to areas with limited electricity in Southeast Asian countries. They will be sold at a price of around Ks 50,000 in supermarkets and grocery shops across Myanmar. The 3.5-watt solar panel and […]