BUSINESS IN BURMA THIS WEEK: rice exports; Hyundai revs up for Burma; Foreign investment hits all-time high; Indonesia announces power plant plans; PETRONAS pledges green policy.
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After living with censorship for 60 years, many young people are now forming music groups and are expressing their opinions at the political and economic situation in the country.
This week’s DVB Debate raises the issue of public health care in Burma.
Residents from 23 villages in southern Shan state, who have been relocated to make way for the Upper Paunglaung Dam project, have urged the government to keep its promise in providing them with compensation and basic facilities in their new location.
Lt-Gen Myint Soe of Burma’s Ministry of Defence has played a leading role in difficult and at times fractious negotiations between the government and the Kachin Independence Organisation.
For the first time ever a contestant from Burma took part in the annual Miss International Queen beauty pageant on 1 November. A total of 16 countries were represented in this battle of glittering tiaras which is highly popular every year at the Thai beach resort of Pattaya.
The increasing number of cars in Burma is causing severe traffic jams and congestion. Now experts are trying to find a solution to the traffic problem, which also addresses the environmental situation.