The military regime is set to drop meaningful structural reforms from an economic recovery plan initiated by the former National League for Democracy government, and is instead promising to slash red tape in a bid to shore up collapsing business confidence.
Consider being a Frontier Member.
Support independent journalism in Myanmar. Become a Frontier member today
Deep in the heart of the forests of Myanmar, a massive trade in illicit charcoal to neighbouring China is feeding a multi-million dollar industry.
A national civil servant housing project with high-level political support that will be built using a new public-private development company has already run into opposition from local farmers, after their paddy fields were covered in sand just months before the harvest.