The military regime is set to drop meaningful structural reforms from an economic recovery plan initiated by the former National League for Democracy government, and is instead promising to slash red tape in a bid to shore up collapsing business confidence.
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The National League for Democracy is preparing for the election battle with renewed energy. In recent weeks it has become increasingly obvious that months of planning and organising are beginning to bear fruit. It is a resurgent, revitalised and reinvigorated NLD that is emerging to fight for power on November 8. It is no longer the introspective party, lacking in vision, that seemed to have lost its way after its overwhelming victory in the 1990 election for a constituent assembly.
The tendering process for a massive housing development known as the Yangon New City Project must be transparent, say members of parliament, business people and economists.