Only Suu Kyi Speaks for NLD, Party Says After Speaker Slip

The National League for Democracy (NLD) announced on Friday that party chairwoman Aung San Suu Kyi is the only person authorized to speak publicly about the party’s policy decisions. In a statement shared on social media, the NLD said it has to “handle things delicately at present,” as the party prepares to assume power after […]

Myanmar Labour Market beyond 2015

Decades of isolation had kept the world away from Myanmar until recently. The democratisation process that began in early 2011 has resulted in a ground breaking free and fair election in November. With the new democratically-elected government expected to take reign in March, this could become a big turning point to flourish Myanmar’s labour sector. […]

Hotels Sprout Up to Accommodate Increasing Tourists

Hotels are sprouting up across Myanmar to provide adequate accommodation to the increasing number of tourists, sources with the Myanmar Hoteliers Association said. A total of 340 hotels are operating across the country in 2015, compared with 290 in 2014, according to U Tin Win, chairman of the Myanmar Hoteliers Association. The number of foreign […]

Real Estate Pro: ‘Overall, the Market Has Cooled Down’

Since earlier this year, Rangoon’s formerly dynamic real estate market has seen a striking cool-down in key locations in the city. While many factors have contributed to this economic malaise, Burma’s Nov. 8 general election, which is hoped to be the country’s freest and fairest in decades, has surely played a part. Because of the […]

Temporary visa for foreign scribes covering Myanmar polls

Myanmar’s information ministry is arranging one-month visa for foreign correspondents who wish to cover the upcoming general election set for November 8, a statement said on Monday. The foreign correspondents have been asked to collect media accreditation cards, issued by the Union Election Commission, after their arrival and contact the local Myanmar Foreign Correspondents Club, […]

Construction group calls for Condo Law changes

Weakesses in the new Condominium Law draft should be addressed before the law is passed, according to the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association (MCEA). The draft law was first introduced to the Pyithu Hluttaw in November 2012. It was expected to be passed in 2013 but has repeatedly been sent back to the drawing board, as […]