Parliament to Revisit Investment Laws in Final Session

Burma’s outgoing Parliament convened this week for its final session before surrendering their seats to newly elected lawmakers, aiming to make strides on investment reform. Lower House parliamentarian Khine Maung Yi told The Irrawaddy on Tuesday that this week’s agenda is set to include discussion of two new investment bills, meant to streamline and update […]

Myanmar Accepted for EITI Scheme, But NGOs Remain Concerned

YANGON — The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a global anti-corruption scheme, announced on Wednesday that Myanmar has been accepted as a candidate country. The decision means Myanmar has to comply with an international transparency standard for oil, gas and mining earnings in the coming years and marks an important step toward addressing corruption in […]