Myanmar Government reveals economic policy goals

The government has presented its long-awaited economic policy in which it aims to develop a market-oriented system “in all sectors” and establish an economic framework in support of national reconciliation. A 12-point document released today, seen by The Myanmar Times, puts national reconciliation as the top priority, based on a “just balancing of sustainable resource […]

Tears flow as Myanmar swears in first president with no army ties in more than 50 years

NayPyiTaw/Yangon: Members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) were in tears on Wednesday as Myanmar swore in its first president with no military ties in more than half a century. Htin Kyaw, a close friend and confidant of the Nobel peace prize laureate, was hand-picked by her to run Myanmar’s […]

Obama’s West Point Speech Sparks Reaction in Myanmar

RANGOON — Politicians and activists in Rangoon have expressed mixed reactions after President Barack Obama claimed reform in Burma, also known as Myanmar, as a success for U.S. foreign policy. In a speech to graduates of the West Point military academy on Wednesday, Obama said that with the courage of the Burmese people, U.S. diplomatic […]