From icon to politician – As Myanmar changes, so does Suu Kyi

When Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi spoke warmly on a recent radio show about a critical meeting that followed her landslide election victory, she was referring to talks with the very man who had detained her for 15 years. Listeners might have been surprised by the Nobel peace laureate’s gentle tone towards Than Shwe, former […]

Back-Alley Computer Geeks Are Hidden Winners of Myanmar Election

In a run-down building on a trash-strewn side street of oily vehicle repair shops and steamy noodle vendors, a group of 20-something software geeks are hunched over laptops in a white and red open-plan office, working on projects for everything from a private-jet operator to a mobile-phone network. “There’s just enormous, enormous amounts of opportunities […]

Myanmar Investment Commission poised to become independent

The Myanmar Investment Commission will be transformed to function as an independent body after amalgamating the country’s two investment laws, the commission’s secretary U Aung Naing Oo told Mizzima on October 23. The Myanmar Investment Commission or MIC is a government-appointed body set up under the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development in April […]

Planning for the Future American law firm opens in Yangon

An American law firm which recently opened an office in Yangon says it is poised to announce investment deals between some of its US clients with leading Myanmar companies. The deals were foreshadowed by Mr Eric Rose, lead director of New York-based Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose (HRMR), which says it is the first licensed […]