No need to worry about coup, NLD says

There is no need for the people to worry about the Tatmadaw (military) staging a coup defeat as unilaterally taking power is against the law, said U Myo Nyunt, a member of the Nationa League for Democracy’s Central Executive Committee. U Myo Nyunt was responding to concerns that arose after a January 26 press conference […]

Businesses positive of reform, policy change in post-election Myanmar

Myanmar’s incoming government was urged to consult and work more closely with the private sector and scale up COVID-19 support for small businesses, corporate figures said at a forum on January 12. Speakers at the virtual panel discussion “Myanmar in 2021: Navigating Reform, Recovery and RCEP” organised by the Myanmar-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and […]

CORRECTED-Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi visits Myanmar in SE Asia tour, promises vaccines

YANGON, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed closer cooperation with Myanmar and promised vaccines against COVID-19, state-run television said on Monday, after he arrived on the first stop of a five-day tour of Southeast Asia. Wang met President Win Myint and Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto head of the […]

Opportunities available for Myanmar businesses in the next five years

After winning the 2020 general elections, the National League for Democracy (NLD) party will once again lead Myanmar’s new government for the next five years. Despite setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic, 70 percent of the total number of eligible voters showed up at polling stations to demonstrate their support for the NLD and its administration. […]

Myanmar set for more than $1 billion of upstream investment

With Myanmar’s general elections in the rearview mirror, upstream development expenditure could more than double to over $1 billion by 2023 compared to this year’s spend. Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace laureate, scored a resounding victory in last month’s general election, the second since […]

How Myanmar’s Foreign Policy Is Likely to Evolve in the NLD’s Second Term

<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”” width=”600″ height=”250″ /> </a> Before the November election, Myanmar received three high-level visits from China, Japan and India. In October, a US trade delegation also visited, meeting State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and senior ministers. The US delegation said it hoped to boost post-coronavirus investment in the country and […]

Challenges remain despite ruling party’s big win, analysts report says

The resounding victory of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) is unlikely to change the country’s status quo as key challenges to its election promises remain.The peace process, constitutional amendments as well as sustainable economic development would continue to be challenging, maintaining the country’s short- and long-term political risk index at 57.1 and 48.6 […]

What Another NLD Victory Means for Myanmar and the World

The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD)’s election victory is no longer breaking news. But it’s important to understand why the NLD won another landslide victory, what it means for the people of Myanmar and what message the world should take from it. The landslide victory was the third for the NLD under Daw Aung […]

Suu Kyi’s Myanmar election win fails to excite foreign investors

YANGON — Aung San Suu Kyi’s landslide Myanmar election win this month triggered a frenzy of excitement among her supporters, but it was met with cool shrugs by many foreign governments and investors seeking economic and political reform. On the polling day of Nov. 8, voters lined up from early morning to cast their ballots […]

After the COVID election NLD has their job cut out for them

Myanmar’s “Covid election” has dominated the local psyche for more than a month now. The coronavirus crisis changed the nature of campaigning for the Nov 8 polls, severely affected the voting process and delayed the second stage of the government’s pandemic recovery plans. While everyone was preoccupied with the polls, the country was virtually on […]