Golf industry in Myanmar Ready to Tee Off

​​ YANGON: When the Han brothers left Myanmar more than 35 years ago, their pursuit of professional golfing careers was an almost unknown concept in their homeland. Chan Han recalls telling his uncles and aunties his plan to move overseas and start taking the game he loved seriously. “They told me: ‘You went to college, […]

Myanmar Hopes to Overtake Singapore Economically in 20 Years’ Time: Suu Kyi

SINGAPORE: Myanmar hopes to overtake Singapore’s economy in 20 years’ time and the country is hoping that Singapore will lend a helping hand, said Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday (Nov 30). Speaking at the IE Singapore’s Global Conversations business dialogue, Ms Suu Kyi, who is in Singapore for a three-day official […]

Myanmar census data undercuts Buddhist hardliner claims

NAY PYI TAW: Muslims make up just over two per cent of Myanmar’s population, government census figures showed on Thursday (Jul 21), undercutting claims by Buddhist hardliners that Islam poses a threat to the dominance of their faith. Full details from the 2014 count, the first of its kind in decades, was withheld for almost […]

Mixed reviews on Myanmar government’s first 100 days

YANGON: July 7 marked the 100th day in office for Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) government. The cabinet, led by State Counsellor, foreign minister and de facto leader of the nation Aung San Suu Kyi, has focused largely on trying to end armed conflicts in Myanmar and establishing a stronger rule of law. However […]

Myanmar citizens hope for positive change after government shake-up

Myanmar’s new government is expected to announce its cabinet line-up for 18 of the 21 ministries next week, and the public have expressed hope that they will be able to see a positive change. YANGON: Myanmar’s new government is expected to announce its cabinet line-up for 18 of the 21 ministries next week. Key ministries […]

Myanmar downsizes government, axes ministries

During a Parliament sitting on Thursday (Mar 17), Myanmar’s Speaker of Parliament said the nation will have 21 ministries and 18 ministers, down from 36 ministries currently. NAYPYIDAW: Myanmar’s Speaker of Parliament announced on Thursday (Mar 17) that the nation will have 21 ministries and 18 ministers, down from 36 ministries currently. During a Parliament […]

Oil prices, general elections weigh on Myanmar’s economy

SINGAPORE: The drop in oil prices and uncertainties surrounding Myanmar’s general elections later this year are weighing on the country’s economy, as it prepares to halt oil block auctions and braces for a drop in foreign direct investment (FDI). In an exclusive interview with Channel NewsAsia, Myanmar’s Union Minister for energy Zay Yar Aung says […]