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Thein Sein

Tourism arrivals in Myanmar expected to decline this year

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Significantly fewer visitor arrivals from Western countries will cause an overall decline in tourism numbers in Myanmar this year, according to local tour operators....
Ratings for Suu Kyi’s new Myanmar government not very flattering

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Satisfaction among Myanmar residents over the performance of the post-military government of former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for...
Myanmar economy loosing steam, reforms urgently needed

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Myanmar, until recently perceived as the new tiger cub success story of Southeast Asia after the country's "soft opening" in 2011 under then-president Thein...
After 100 days of a new Myanmar: Can Suu Kyi live up to her promises?

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This July 7 marked the 100-day anniversary of the new civilian government in Myanmar, with the National League for Democracy (NLD) of democracy icon...
Embezzlement case shakes Myanmar, former gov’t in focus

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An embezzlement probe has been launched by Myanmar's Department of Mines after almost $100 million vanished from a joint fund set up by Myanmar's gem...
Myanmar’s new president chosen in historic vote

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Myanmar's parliament on March 15 elected Htin Kyaw, a close aide and longtime friend of democracy movement leader Aung San Suu Kyi, to become...
Suu Kyi names presidential candidates

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As expected, Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on March 10 named her close aide and former driver, charity leader Htin Kyaw, as...
Historic day for Myanmar as new parliament convenes

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The first session of Myanmar’s newly elected parliament kicked off on February 1. For the first time in more than 50 years of democratic...
Myanmar’s new parliament to start sessions on February 1

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Myanmar’s newly-elect parliament will convene on February 1, Shwe Mann, speaker of the House of Representatives, or lower house, said, ushering in a new...
Myanmar drafts new five-year plan to boost economy

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Myanmar is drafting its second five-year plan (2016-17 to 2020-2021) aiming to boost economic growth by encouraging investment in the public and private sectors...
Suu Kyi can choose new Myanmar president

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Leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi has won an outright majority in Myanmar's parliament in the November 8...
Now Suu Kyi must live up to her promises

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The landslide victory of the National League for Democracy of Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi brought the party 163 out of 182...
Myanmar’s ruling party: “We have to find out why we lost”

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Vote counting in Myanmar is still ongoing and complete results are not expected until tonight, but one thing is clear: Aung San Suu Kyi's...
New path ahead as Myanmar goes to the polls in 80%-turnout

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Polls are open in Myanmar today in elections that will test the military's longstanding grip on power. It's the first election contested by the...
Aung San Suu Kyi works towards alliance with Shwe Mann

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi announced that she wants to form an alliance with Shwe Mann, the recently ousted chairman of the...
Tensions mount ahead of Myanmar elections after dismissal of ruling party chief

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Myanmar's powerful ruling party chief and reformist Shwe Mann, who just a few weeks ago registered as candidate for the November 8 elections, has...
Tough race expected in Myanmar elections

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After Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's registration to run for Myanmar's general election on November 8, the ruling Union Solidarity and Development...
Singapore names flower in honour of Thai junta leader

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Thailand's junta leader General Prayut Chan-ocha's two-day official visit to Singapore ended on June 12 on a flowery note as the National Orchid Garden...