One Year in, It’s Too Early to Judge the NLD a Failure on the Economy

FDI has fallen, GDP growth has been revised down, but is it fair to say Suu Kyi is failing the economy?Last week, as the NLD’s first year in power came to an end, so too did the finan­cial year, which runs from April 1st through to ...

Renewed push to legalise migrant workers in Thailand to start later this month

Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand will be issued with Certificates of Identity before the end of November, in a joint effort by the Thai government and Myanmar’s Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population. Keep reading ...

Special report: Abuses, exploitation rife in Myanmar’s forgotten prison labour camps

Some 20,000 convicts toil in prison camps across the country, where they face abuse, exploitation and forced labour, a Myanmar Now investigation finds.Keep reading ...

Suu Kyi speaks at UN general assembly

Burma’s State Counselor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, United States on Wednesday. NEW YORK, United States — Daw Aung San Suu Kyi made her first speech Wednesday at the UN General Assembly since forming a democratically elected ...

Chinese paper calls opposition to Myanmar dams ‘extreme’

Opposition to Chinese-invested hydropower schemes in Myanmar is being orchestrated by “extreme” groups in the country and has been extremely damaging to joint investment projects, an influential Chinese newspaper wrote on Monday. Keep reading ...

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