Who Is U Htin Kyaw, Burma’s New President?

Aung San Suu Kyi has installed her loyal aide Htin Kyaw as Burma’s first proper civilian leader in more than half a century, but few people knew much about him. On Nov. 13, 2010, just days after Burma’s military rulers staged a flawed election that gave their proxy party a majority in parliament, Aung San […]

U Htin Kyaw named Myanmar President

U Htin Kyaw has been named as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s candidate for the presidency, ending four months of uncertainty following the landslide election victory of her National League for Democracy. Aung San Suu Kyi (C) accompanied by Htin Kyaw (L), speaks to NLD supporters from the gate of her Yangon home on November […]

Bangladesh to import more gas from Myanmar

The government is upbeat over a ‘visible’ win of Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party in Myanmar’s parliamentary elections and eyeing afresh to import natural gas from that country. “We have a fresh plan to purchase natural gas from Chinese firms which have stakes in Myanmar gas fields […]

Vietnam’s BIDV says will be prioritised in next Myanmar bank licence issue

BIDV, Vietnam’s biggest partly private lender by assets, said on Wednesday it would be prioritised in the next issue of banking licences by Myanmar, citing comments by the country’s president during a meeting with the bank’s chairman. BIDV, which wants to open a branch in Myanmar having failed in the first license issue, said more […]

Myanmar seeks KL-Mandalay flights

KUALA LUMPUR — Myanmar President Thein Sein has offered Malaysia a chance to operate flights linking Malaysia and Mandalay, one of the country’s main tourist attractions. The offer was made in talks between the visiting Myanmar president and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Putrajaya on Friday, the Star Online reported on Saturday. Malaysia has […]

Bangladesh: Strategy for energy swap with Myanmar under study

The government is set to sort out a strategy for the upcoming bilateral talks to quicken the implementation of the planned energy swap by importing natural gas from Myanmar for electricity generation. A senior official concerned said the Energy and Mineral Resources Division (EMRD) under the ministry of power, energy and mineral resources (MoPEMR) will […]

Thai PM seeks Japanese role in Baht 2 trillion transportation project between India, Myanmar & Thailand

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has invited Japan Inc to take part in Thailand’s Bt2-trillion transportation development project. She also proposed to Myanmar to jointly develop a “trilateral highway”, creating land bridges between India, Myanmar and Thailand. She discussed these issues during bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Myanmar President Thein Sein […]

Investment Forum Helps Economic Development In Myanmar: President

Myanmar President U Thein Sein said the ongoing Myanmar Global Investment Forum would contribute to the economic development of the country, official media reported on Wednesday. He added that the forum is a golden opportunity for Myanmar at a time when sweeping reform is taking place, China’s Xinhua news agency said quoting the official media’s […]