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New Democratic Party in Myanmar Poised to Challenge Aung San Suu Kyi

As the Rohingya Muslim crisis continues, a former student activist in Myanmar says it can be resolved. Ko Ko Gyi says he is going to form a new political party to tackle the crisis and other problems facing the country. He’s not on the campaign trail yet but Ko Ko Gyi is trying to shore […]

Japanese Businesses Express no Interest in Dawei or Kyaukphyu SEZ

Interview with Katsuji Nakagawa from the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Myanmar Japanese businesses have not indicated any interest in Dawei SEZ or Kyaukphyu SEZ, and see the lack of reliable power supply as the biggest challenge in Myanmar, the chair of the Japanese Chamber said. Katsuji Nakagawa, chair of Japan Chamber of […]

New Myanmar government brings challenges for Tokyo

With Wednesday’s installation of a new government in Myanmar that will effectively be led by pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, the Southeast Asian nation has arrived at a crossroads in its relationship with Japan. After more than 50 years of military rule, Htin Kyaw, a key aide to Suu Kyi, took over the same […]