Outgoing British ambassador to Myanmar Mr Andrew Patrick talks about his five years in Myanmar, including the 2015 election, the current state of press freedom and what the government needs to do to begin addressing the crisis in Rakhine State.
Ooredoo is set to launch its mobile money platform M-Pitesan next month after recently receiving a mobile financial services licence. Acting chief executive officer Mr Vikram Sinha tells Frontier’s Thomas Kean about what users can expect, the importance of interoperability with other mobile money provider and how the company plans to roll out the service.
State Counsellor’s Office director general and government spokesman U Zaw Htay tells Frontier’s Nyan Hlaing Lynn about military activities in Maungdaw District in the wake of the August 25 attacks and the government’s response to allegations of abuses by security forces.
The Kayin State Border Guard Force has come under intense pressure from the Tatmadaw over its extensive, controversial business interests and there’s concern the ultimatum could trigger fresh hostilities in one of the country’s most war-torn areas.