Recent construction on militarised islands off Myanmar has sent the media into a tizzy, but despite rampant speculation, experts say it’s unlikely China is behind it, though India may still have cause for concern.
Following the devastation of Cyclone Mocha, the Arakan Army says it will work with the military regime to help people in Rakhine, but that cooperative spirit appears to be one-sided, with the junta still facing accusations of holding up aid for political purposes.
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In time, a serious discussion will need to take place about what a federal Myanmar might look like.
Fred Hochberg, the chairman of the United States Export-Import Bank – a government agency that supports US investment and trade – discusses the need for financial reform, his bank’s plans to work with the private sector and where the opportunities lie for US exporters.
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When disaster strikes or a deal needs to be done, people in rural areas are increasingly turning to technology – although for some, it’s making commerce more cutthroat than ever.
There may be important reasons why sanctions need to be maintained. If so, the NLD should start making this case.
Some 20,000 convicts toil in prison camps across the country, where they face abuse, exploitation and forced labour, a Myanmar Now investigation finds.
Government ministries have begun announcing the results of their 100-day plans, but most observers remain underwhelmed by the progress made to date.