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  • BUSINESS

    'Suukyinomics' taking hold

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 04/02/2019

    » Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has relaunched the government's drive for economic development based on attracting foreign investment, streamlining bureaucratic procedures, improving infrastructure and utilising the enthusiasm and skills of the country's youth.

  • BUSINESS

    Myanmar's new investment push

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 14/01/2019

    » The government of Myanmar is hoping this year will be a watershed for the country's investment and development plans. The emphasis is firmly on liberalisation and attracting foreign investors, as well as involving the local business community in the expected economic resurgence.

  • OPINION

    Planned Rohingya repatriation stalled

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 22/08/2019

    » The repatriation of some 3,000 Muslim refugees back to Myanmar, who have been in camps in Bangladesh for nearly two years, is due to start today. But widespread fear and confusion in the camps, according to sources in Cox's Bazar -- currently home to nearly a million Rohingyas who have fled excessive violence at the hands of the Tatmadaw, or Myanmar army -- have left the repatriation plans in limbo.

  • THAILAND

    Suu Kyi's long-awaited Tokyo trip

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 01/11/2016

    » Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is to arrive in Japan Tuesday for an official five-day visit. Boosting bilateral trade and aid, and support for the Myanmar government's national reconciliation policy will feature on the agenda during the talks while she is there. This is the final leg in Ms Suu Kyi's recent strategic diplomatic offensive aimed at increasing foreign investment, trade relations and assistance with the peace process.

  • THAILAND

    Suu Kyi gives peace a chance

    Spectrum, Larry Jagan, Published on 28/08/2016

    » After months of preparation and a plethora of planning meetings, Aung San Suu Kyi has pulled off a significant coup with Myanmar's peace conference.

  • WORLD

    Myanmar's new economic blueprint

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 15/08/2016

    » Threadbare on details and containing mainly sweeping statements of principle, none of them new, the much-anticipated new economic plan outlined for Myanmar by the National League for Democracy (NLD) has disappointed academics, analysts and business leaders.

  • OPINION

    A bold new step in peace, reconciliation

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 22/08/2016

    » The Myanmar government is making final preparations for the 21st Century Panglong Peace conference to be held at the end of the month. Several meetings between the government and ethnic groups over next week will settle arrangements for the massive event that will see almost all ethnic groups participate.

  • THAILAND

    Now comes the hard part, really running Myanmar

    Spectrum, Larry Jagan, Published on 15/11/2015

    » The people of Myanmar are now enthusiastically preparing for life under a democratic government led by Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy, after the party swept to an enormous victory in last Sunday’s elections.

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