State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi leaves the election sub- commission office for Yangon's Southern District on August 4 after registering as a candidate for Kawhmu Township's lower house race. (Thuya Zaw | Frontier)
The eagerly-awaited release of the National League for Democracy’s candidates’ list contained few surprises, but as in 2015 there’s been controversy over who was nominated or rejected.
The eagerly-awaited release of the National League for Democracy’s candidates’ list contained few surprises, but as in 2015 there’s been controversy over who was nominated or rejected.
A television drama that extols the role of the Tatmadaw in Myanmar’s modern history is a failure of art and propaganda but provides insights into the psychology of the armed forces.
The continuing presence of political prisoners in Myanmar’s jails strains believability in the government’s democratic credentials and its claims that next month’s election will be free and fair.
Raising capital has long been a problem for Myanmar's entrepreneurs, but the banking sector has begun taking steps to unleash the huge growth potential of the financial sector.
Multinational giant Samsung is South Korea’s largest chaebol, or industrial conglomerate, and its dozens of subsidiaries include Samsung Electronics, one of the world’s biggest information technology companies. The group’s other activities range from shipbuilding and construction to entertainment and healthcare. Samsung has been consolidating its presence in Myanmar since the change of government in 2011. Frontier spoke to Irene Ng, Samsung Asia vice president for marketing, about the company’s plans for Myanmar.

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