Htin Kyaw

Rush Before Power Transfer Pushes Myanmar FDI to Record $9 Bln

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON, April 4  – Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Myanmar in the fiscal year ending in March grew to nearly $9 billion, a government official said on Monday, after a rush of last-minute approvals before the handover of power to Aung San Suu Kyi’s administration. The figure, a record high, rose

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Unlikely To Take Formal Role in New Government

By Hnin Yadana Zaw NAYPYITAW, March 21  – Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi is unlikely to take a formal position in the incoming government of her National League for Democracy (NLD), a senior official said, and will control the administration through her position as party leader. The Nobel peace prize laureate led the

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Myanmar’s NLD Names Suu Kyi Confidant as Presidential Candidate

By Timothy Mclaughlin and Hnin Yadana Zaw NAYPYITAW, March 10 – Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has proposed a close friend of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as its presidential candidate, ending a four-month wait for the identity of a president expected to rule in her name. The NLD put forward Htin Kyaw,

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