‘Korea’s tech transfers key to Myanmar’s reforms’

YANGON, Myanmar — With Myanmar spurring political, economic and administrative reforms, technological assistance coupled with financial aid from Korea and other industrial powerhouses will help expedite the country’s ongoing transformation, according to a senior official at Myanmar’s ruling party. Hantha Myint, chief of the economic committee within the National League for Democracy led by Aung […]

Hopes and hurdles await Myanmar’s new government

A novice administration led by Aung San Suu Kyi and her president proxy Htin Kyaw takes office later this month, facing a raft of challenges – including conflict, poverty and a still powerful military. NAYPYIDAW: Nestled among towers of moldering paperwork, the few flickering computer screens at Myanmar’s information ministry are a sign that change is […]

Incoming Myanmar government mulling Chinese dam rethink

Aung San Suu Kyi’s incoming government is considering a rethink of the controversial Chinese-backed multi-billion dollar Myitsone hydropower dam in northern Myanmar. YANGON: Aung San Suu Kyi’s incoming government is considering a rethink of a controversial Chinese-backed dam in Myanmar and looking for ways to end a military conglomerate’s “privileges”, according to her party’s economic advisor. […]