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Myanmar moves forward

The government of Myanmar is about to take dramatic steps to spur economic development and improve government efficiency. Several significant cabinet changes are in the pipeline, detailed economic strategies are being finalised and a shake-up in the bureaucracy is already under way. These planned changes in ministerial personnel are aimed at strengthening the government’s leadership […]

Scottish firms in Myanmar oil and gas mission

A delegation of Scottish companies is heading to Myanmar this week in an effort to tap into opportunities in the country’s oil and gas sector. The visit comes after Myanmar opened up to international trade and investment following decades of military rule. The delegation includes temporary power company Aggreko and oil and gas firms Wood […]

Suu Kyi’s state counsellor bill passes vote despite military protest

Myanmar’s military lawmakers made clear their opposition to a bill to create a powerful new presidential advisory role for Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday by refusing to take part in a lower house of parliament vote on it. YANGON: Myanmar’s military lawmakers made clear their opposition to a bill to create a powerful new […]

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi drops two ministerial jobs, takes on spokeswoman role

YANGON: Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi has dropped plans to run two major ministries but will act as spokeswoman for the country’s new president, a ruling party official said on Monday (Apr 4). Banned from becoming president by the constitution, Suu Kyi has cemented control over the country’s first civilian-led government in decades by taking […]