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New investment ministry should be ‘substance over spin’

U Thaung Tun’s new ministry should be an effective voice of business in government, challenging line ministries on red tape while ensuring all business-related laws are properly consulted on. WITH liberalisation stalled, investor interest falling, and criticisms from the private sector increasingly vocal, the National League for Democracy-led (NLD-led) government has gone on the charm […]

NLD government to face tougher challenges in 2018

Among the many countries struggling for democracy, some succeed, some fail, while others slide back after a few measures of success. Myanmar is one of these countries, which recently gained democracy through peaceful reforms and elections but now appears to be sliding back to its old draconian ways. After more than 20-year military rule, the […]