China, Myanmar sign MoU on feasibility study of Mandalay-Kyaukphyu railway

China and Myanmar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Sunday to conduct feasibility study of a railway linking Mandalay, the country’s second largest city in Myanmar’s central region, with Kyaukphyu, the major town in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, according to a release from the Chinese embassy in Myanmar. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Chinese Ambassador […]

The PPP, a party of NLD defectors, military men, and ultranationalists

The People’s Pioneer Party (PPP) is not going to let the fact that it is just a year old stand in the way of its big ambitions. With 234 candidates running in the upcoming election, it says “the entire party is playing to win.” Part of this confidence no doubt stems from the backgrounds of […]