Virus prompts Myanmar State Counsellor to go online

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday activated her dormant Facebook account to provide people with information about the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The State Counsellor admitted in her first post on April 1 that she is not an avid fan of social media but recognised its importance in reaching out to […]

Myanmar govt preparing plans to counter virus impacts on country’s economy, State Counsellor says

The government on Monday announced that it will implement relief measures to address the possible economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic might bring to the country. State Counsellor Daw Aung San Su Kyi said this in televised address to the country about measures that will be taken to prevent, control and treat the virus if […]

State Counsellor says Myanmar still free of COVID-19

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said on Monday that Myanmar has no cases of COVID-19, after a Myanmar man who attended a conference in France last week and was in contact with a Filipino who later tested positive, tested negative for the disease. “Until now, no one in our country is infected with […]

Myanmar State Counsellor calls on public not to panic over banking industry rumours

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi conveyed a message through MPs from her party to people not to panic over the current rumours related with the banking and finance industry. She said these words at a meeting with MPs of the lower house and upper house from her National League for Democracy party from […]

PACE Survey on Citizens’ Political Preferences for 2020

Executive Summary In March 2019, PACE conducted its fifth nationwide public opinion poll, Citizens’ Political Preferences for 2020, covering 511 wards/villages in 233 townships. A total of 511 enumerators con- ducted 2,978 face-to-face interviews, including 782 in states, 544 in Yangon city and 428 in Shan state. As the country is one and half years […]

Myanmar, Czech chambers ink pact to boost ties

BUSINESSES from the Czech Republic are keen to explore opportunities for cooperation with potential partners in Myanmar, with their interest stoked by the recent visit of state leader Aung San SuuKyi to the Central European country, a Myanmar business chief said. Zaw Min Win, president of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce […]

Suu Kyi woos Czech investors to invest in Myanmar

In light of incentives for foreign investors including a seven-year income tax reduction in its three special economic zones (SEZ), Myanmar deserves to achieve responsible investments from Czech businesses in the coming months, State CounsellorAung San SuuKyisaid at the Czech-Myanmar Business Forum held in Prague. “Myanmar has the potential to grow into a market similar […]

Govt must make a calculated leap to keep up with digital age

With the advancements in communications technology, the world has become a global village that allows its inhabitants to connect with each other faster than ever. We can send images, audio, and text to people far away from us. However, this technology needs to be equally accessible to all countries if we are to progress further […]

Cooperation is key to swift implementation of e-Government: State Counsellor

The e-Government Steering Committee held their third coordination meeting at the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday and was attended by its patron, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. State Counsellor’s speech In her speech delivered at the meeting, the State Counsellor highlighted the inclusion of e-Government in Myanmar’s 12-point […]

Businesses misusing farmland face hefty fines, warns minister

The government will punish people and companies that use farmland for purposes other than growing crops with a fine of 30 percent of the land’s market value. The government-led Leading Committee for Farmers Rights, Protection and Promoting of Interests set the penalty at a meeting earlier this month, said U Aung Thu, committee secretary and […]