New Democratic Party in Myanmar Poised to Challenge Aung San Suu Kyi

As the Rohingya Muslim crisis continues, a former student activist in Myanmar says it can be resolved. Ko Ko Gyi says he is going to form a new political party to tackle the crisis and other problems facing the country. He’s not on the campaign trail yet but Ko Ko Gyi is trying to shore […]

Myanmar needs help in talent development

Myanmar needs help in developing its local talent base and looks to investors for the boost, business leaders said Monday at the Myanmar Economic Seminar. “We have an abundance of hardworking, young people, but lacks manager-level workers capable of leading the local staff,” said Takayoshi Nakatani, managing director of the local subsidiary of the Japanese […]

Myanmar execs seek help in fostering human resources

TOKYO — Even as more Japanese companies are eyeing the growing business opportunities in Myanmar, the young country and its more than 50 million people are in need of help in developing human resources in addition to infrastructure, a fact emphasized by several prominent businessmen from the country, speaking at a seminar on Monday in […]

MIC permits 48 projects in one sitting

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) approved 48 projects at its meeting on March 25. The MIC’s decisions have been criticised as some of the approved projects belong to companies related to two of former President Thein Sein’s economic advisors—Khin Maung Aye and Ko Ko Gyi. Furthermore, some companies had up to five projects approved that […]

Myanma’s Diamond Star Company to run Thilawa Port

Myanmar’s Diamond Star Co has been permitted to operate an international jetty and commodity production through a build-operate-transfer system on the 61 acres of land at the Thilawa port, according to Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). The MIC gave the firm permission to run a jetty and land development work, and the production of chemical fertilisers, […]