Running a government is not like running a church, as the 6th President, the late S. R. Nathan, angrily shouted at me some 30 years ago. But running a state should not mean collaborating and profiting from the genocidal regimes in the backyard. by Maung Zarni for FORSEA The year was 1993, and the venue …
Burma’s president on Monday nominated 80-year-old Soe Win, a well-known financial professional, as the next finance minister after the previous one resigned, amid reports he was being investigated over graft accusations.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is opening the economy and growth is rebounding in Burma, though the possibility of broader Western sanctions over the Rohingya crisis is nevertheless giving some foreign investors pause, according to a senior IMF official.
Coal would be one of the quickest ways to ramp up power generation, but the option is unpopular in Burma.
Burmese tycoon Serge Pun, one of the wealthiest men in Asia, says the government led by Aung San Suu Kyi has neglected the nation’s much-needed economic reform.
Australian investors keen to access Burma’s mining industry and replicate lessons learned from the island nation’s mining boom years raise questions about taxation, policy constraints and bureaucracy at a panel discussion in Rangoon.