Myanmar affirms continuation of projects, resumption of business amid COVID-19

The newly formed State Administration Council met with members of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) earlier this week, according to state media. During the meeting, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who chairs the council, told businesses from the agriculture, livestock, construction, trade and manufacturing sectors […]

Why the visit of Myanmar’s military chief is important to New Delhi

The commander-in-chief of Myanmar defence forces, senior general Min Aung Hlaing, is currently on an eight-day tour of India. He is visiting numerous cities such as Gaya, Varanasi, Ahmedabad and Vishakhapatnam and will meet several military and civilian leaders. On 14 July in New Delhi, he is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, defence […]

Myanmar’s former junta leader sees Suu Kyi as country’s ‘future leader’

Myanmar’s former junta leader sees Aung San Suu Kyi as the country’s “future leader” and has pledged to support her even though she is currently barred by the constitution from becoming president, his grandson said on Saturday. Than Shwe, who headed a military junta until he stepped down in 2011 and who many believe remains […]