Who’s who: Myanmar’s new cabinet

Take a look inside the National League for Democracy’s new proposed government with insider profiles of the party’s 18 candidates for ministerial posts: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (foreign affairs; president’s office; education; energy and electric power) The National League for Democracy leader needs little introduction. Has vowed to rule “above the president”, and with […]

Buddha bar storm: Blackwood solely responsible, says VGastro owner

A New Zealand bar manager facing jail in Burma over religious insult claims was solely responsible for using a Buddha image in a controversial drinks promotion, his colleague told a court on Tuesday. Philip Blackwood, a general manager of the VGastro bar in Yangon, has been held in the city’s notorious Insein prison along with […]