The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) have approved a US$300 million loan for foreign telecom operator Ooredoo.
MPs in Union Parliament Monday voted to donate their 20,000 kyat daily stipend to people affected by recent fires in Shan State and Irrawaddy Division.
The Arakan State parliament on Monday approved Arakan National Party members for the posts of speaker and deputy speaker of the local legislature.
The National League for Democracy (NLD) will deduct a portion of its lawmakers’ salaries for party funds, according to a statement released last week.
Long-anticipated revisions to Burma’s Mining Law could spur foreign investment in a sector that remains vulnerable to frontier market perils.
Despite completion of several overpasses already, it is unclear whether Rangoon’s ambitious construction projects will solve the city’s traffic problems.
The death toll from an earthquake in southern Taiwan on Saturday has climbed to 35, with some 100 people still listed as missing under a 17-story building.
Challenges from Ma Ba Tha seem likely to continue, despite the religious group’s support for a rival pro-military party that was trounced in elections.
The UN Security Council has condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders called another “intolerable provocation.”
Sri Lanka’s ethnic Tamil leaders have asked the UN to help determine the fate of more than 4,000 civilians reported missing in the country’s long civil war.
Ooredoo doubles down in Burma; IFC to finance Rangoon port with junta ties; outgoing minister makes final push to prioritize Chinese hydropower.
This week, the panel discusses Burma’s new Parliament and how, going forward, it will handle the country’s important political and ethnic issues.
Outside the commercial capital Rangoon lies a safe haven that, just over the past four months, has helped more than 200 sick and abandoned felines.
Parliamentarians and civil society activists argue that Burma needs a more concrete social welfare policy to help mothers in the workplace.