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Myanmar’s hero was killed here. Now U.S. brands are setting up stalls.

The Secretariat, a building in Myanmar’s former capital where the independence hero Aung San was assassinated in 1947, is a powerful touchstone for the country’s history and identity. Next week, the Secretariat’s grounds are scheduled to host a night bazaar promoting ties between Myanmar and the United States, with Krispy Kreme doughnuts and other American […]

Myanmar’s urban hub thrives on ‘repat power’

Hnin Yee Htun’s decision to return to Myanmar in 2015 was impulsive, but she has come to see it as propitious. Hnin was born in 1988, two days before a nationwide uprising plunged the country, then known as Burma, into anarchy and thrust Aung San Suu Kyi into the political spotlight. Hnin fled with her […]

Exclusive interview: Myanmar President Thein Sein praises shift to democracy

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — The bloodless shift to democratization has been the greatest accomplishment of Myanmar’s 4-year transition from military to civilian rule, Myanmar President Thein Sein told the Mainichi Shimbun in an exclusive April 9 interview. However, Thein Sein also stated that Myanmar had serious problems that needed to be addressed, including religious tension and […]

Myanmar president hosts rare Suu Kyi talks amid constitution debate

YANGON: Myanmar President Thein Sein had a rare meeting on Monday (Mar 2) with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss constitutional changes and the first election under the country’s new democratic system, a minister said. It was the fifth round of talks between the two since the Nobel laureate’s release from house arrest […]

Two more firms allowed to offer insurance services in dollars

The government has allowed two more companies namely, First National Insurance Co Ltd and Aung Thitsar Oo Co Ltd to offer their insurance services in US dollars after inspecting their capital is free from black MONEY. First National Insurance is owned by tycoon Tay Za’s Htoo Group and Aung Thitsar Oo belongs to military-owned Myawaddy. […]

Cultural Attractions

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Myanmar has some priceless tourism attractions but they need careful management The building stands seemingly forgotten, overgrown with trees and creepers, the red brick-work crumbling, empty of people, the ruins surrounded by a barbed wire fence. The site looks dull and deserted, hardly […]