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Government announces new MIC appointments, U Thaung Tun as new chair

The Union government on Saturday officially announced changes in the ranks of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). According to notification (61/2018), U Thaung Tun, union minster of Ministry of the Office of the Union Government, formerly a member of the MIC, will now be the commission’s chair. Meanwhile, Dr Than Myint, Union Minister of Commerce, […]

India’s Myanmar Policy

Indian foreign policy has changed markedly since the 1990s, driven by realism and its own economic and strategic interests. One important change has been the increased attention New Delhi has been paying to Southeast Asia over the past two decades. The government of P. V. Narasimha Rao, which initiated India’s “Look East Policy,” also recognized […]

Mobile inspection teams to monitor commercial hubs

To tackle illegal trade, mobile inspection teams will keep a close watch on commercial hubs like Mandalay International Airport, Ayeyawady River, Mandalay’s Gaw Wein Jetty and border gates in Myawady, according to the Central Committee for Fighting Contraband. Since the formation of the committee in December 2012, there has been a drop in revenue lost […]