An escalation in fighting between the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and the Tatmadaw near the town of Mong Ko on the China border has emptied villages, while inflaming longstanding tensions over who controls the area.
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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.