The Europeans are back in town

With the 26th annual European Film Festival upon us, Myanmar film censors have their scissors at the ready Less than two weeks after the end of the Wathann Filmfest, another film festival has arrived in town. The 26th annual European Film Festival will see 13 films from 11 European countries screened over 10 days at […]

Faster, easier loans for Mandalay SMEs

The chair from Loan Implementation sub-committee, U Maung Maung Win, who is also the deputy minister for planning and finance, headed the meeting. It was held on Sunday at the Mandalay Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCCI) premises. U Maung Maung Win said a working committee will ensure that a separate loan facility will be set […]

28 Burmese Expats to Regain Citizenship

Twenty-eight Burmese expatriates will be granted Burmese citizenship soon, said permanent secretary of the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population U Myint Kyaing. The former administration under ex-President U Thein Sein invited Burmese expatriates back to join state-building efforts after he assumed office in 2011. Dual citizenship is prohibited in Burma, according to the 1982 […]

A New Era for China-Myanmar Relations?

With the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) landslide victory in the general elections in November, China expects a new page in Myanmar’s domestic politics and foreign policy under the new government to be inaugurated at the end of March 2016. The NLD’s yet-to-be-clarified policy direction has led to a major sense of uncertainty in the […]

Suu Kyi’s focus on rule of law calms powerful groups as NLD takes power

Myanmar’s leading opposition party, the National League for Democracy, achieved a landslide victory in the general election on Nov. 8, and its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is slated to lead the new government. Are foreign investors happy with the result or concerned about the NLD taking power? Those who have already invested in the […]