Hopes are rising that elections can soon be held in the nine Rakhine State townships where voting was cancelled on November 8, but the National League for Democracy seems unconvinced.
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The Myanmar government is preparing to liberalise the insurance market and allow in foreign players, but it’s unclear whether that will be on a joint venture or fully owned subsidiary basis. Mr Ng Keng Hooi, group chief executive and president of AIA Group, discusses the state of the insurance market, his company’s plans for Myanmar and the perceived lack of independence of the local regulator with Frontier’s Kyaw Ye Lynn.
Myanmar’s COVID-19 response is at a crossroads, and something has to give
More than two months after they were introduced, residents and officials in Yangon are increasingly ignoring stay-at-home orders, yet the government insists infection rates need to fall before they can be rolled back.