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Is it time to arrest U Aung Min? Well, no. That would be stupid. But civil society actors are regularly imprisoned under the Unlawful Associations Act for contacting non-state armed groups – a fate that has yet to befall the government’s peace negotiator-in-chief.
Singapore-based Hospitality Resource Solutions Pte Ltd specialises in helping Myanmar living in the city-state to return home and find work. HRS managing director John Sartain, a former general manager of the Pun Hlaing Golf Estate, told Frontier there’s been strong demand for the job-placement service since it was launched in early 2013.
After the former military government embraced market reforms in the early 1990s, SAIL Advertising was the first Myanmar marketing company to cater to international clients. Times have changed. In transitional Myanmar, advertising agencies are ghting for business. Frontier asked SAIL founder Dr Anna Khin Khin Kyawt, who’s also president of the Myanmar Marketing Services Association, about the changing advertising market and the challenges ahead.