Road Safety: The most important thing is law enforcement

Import liberalisation since 2011 has resulted in a massive increase in the number of vehicles on Myanmar’s roads and a corresponding sharp rise in traffic accidents. Figures released by the Myanmar Police Force and the World Health Organisation show the number of reported road accident fatalities in 2013 was 13,907. That’s a death rate of […]

UK invites Myanmar’s cooperation in fighting illegal wildlife trade

YANGON—The UK government has invited the Myanmar government to attend an international conference on the illegal wildlife trade to be held in London in February. “The UK hopes that H.E. President Thein Sein’s government will be represented in London,” the British Embassy said today. The conference, to be hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron […]

Myanmar Needs ‘Responsible Investments’ to Develop, Suu Kyi Says

Myanmar needs “responsible investment” of foreign capital as it seeks to accelerate economic development, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said. The country also needs to improve its rule of law and democratic reforms must take place soon, not by 2015 when general elections will be held, Suu Kyi said at a conference in Singapore […]