The leader of a Tatmadaw-controlled Border Guard Force in a remote region of Kachin State has emerged as a key player in the global rare earth trade, and has turned the territory under his de facto control into a mining hub at a high environmental cost.
New restrictions on the sale and distribution of oxygen to the public have made it harder to treat COVID-19 patients at home and social welfare groups have warned the rules could result in more preventable deaths.
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Former Brigadier-General David Abel was in charge of three economic ministries during military rule but most of his proposals for reform were shunned.
The political transition has brought far-reaching change to Myanmar, but for tens of thousands of refugees in camps in Thailand life remains in limbo.
Former Brigadier-General David Abel was in charge of three economic ministries during military rule, but most of his proposals for reform were shunned.
Financial consultancy Thura Swiss is among the companies that have applied for a broker’s licence at the new Yangon Stock Exchange. Thura Swiss founder and chief executive officer Ko Aung Thura discussed Myanmar’s economic potential and the outlook for the YSX in a wide-ranging interview with Frontier’s Kyaw Phone Kyaw.