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  • November 29, 2014

    Is Asia-Pacific economic leadership shifting from the US to China

    ... same way it has staked its political dominance in the region. Asean's dilemma As the Asean leaders were convening for their summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Obama and Xi in Beijing attempted to reforge the strategic relationship between the US and China, probing each other for a new calculus. Their...

    Opinion
  • November 28, 2014

    Securing Asean's cyber domain

    Ensuring that the region remains free of weapons of mass destruction is one way of achieving this vision. So, too, is strengthening maritime security and cooperation. But where Asean can really start to make a difference - to be proactive - to lead in partnership and to boldly underscore its bearing...

    Opinion
  • November 28, 2014

    Proposed change to MP salary wins support

    "It is appropriate for Lower House to approve the bill [to amend the law relating to Emolument, Allowances and Insignia of the Speaker and Members of Parliament and Government Officials] in accordance with the constitution," said Zone Hle Htan. "It is fair to say that the benefits will be more effective...

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  • November 28, 2014

    Suu Kyi to host dinner for military lawmakers

    On Thursday evening, Suu Kyi hopes to dine in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw, with unelected military MPs who hold a quarter of parliamentary seats, said Nyan Win, a spokesman for her National League for Democracy Party (NLD). "It will be our first meeting with the military lawmakers," Nyan Win told Reuters. "We...

    Aec
  • November 28, 2014

    FMI intends to list on Yangon Stock Exchange

    ... SME bank in the country. In the real estate sector, the firm announced several new projects including Krisplaza, a condominium development in Nay Pyi Taw, and FMI City Gates, a 90-unit development at the entrance of FMI City. The firm's Star City development will see a new phase called Galaxy Towers, which...

    Aec
  • November 28, 2014

    Military lawmakers fail to attend NLD's dinner

    ... the meeting as the invitation arrived too late and they also had to attend a farewell party. NLD invited the military lawmakers to meet at Nay Pyi Taw Sipin Guesthouse on the evening of Nov 27 and the party delivered invitation letters to them on the afternoon of Nov 26. "We invited military MPs to...

    Aec
  • November 28, 2014

    Inclusive connectivity the way forward for Asean

    David Carden, partner-in-charge of Asia, Jones Day, and former US ambassador to Asean, said Asean needs more cooperation among the member states and it should learn from developed countries in the West. "In 1776, the United States was very similar to Asean today: Low productivity; no manufacturing...

    Aec
  • November 27, 2014

    PM visiting Laos, Vietnam to discuss trade

    Vientiane and Hanoi are the third and fourth Asean capitals - after Nay Pyi Taw and Phnom Penh - that Prayut will visit after assuming the premiership. A government spokesman said the visits reflect the importance Thailand puts on promoting close ties with neighbouring countries and cooperation within the Asean...

    Politics
  • November 25, 2014

    Conflict and candlelight

    ... has long been unevenly distributed. Energy is routinely siphoned from resource rich minority areas to power the cities of Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw in the heartland of Myanmar's Bamar majority. This has caused deep resentment. "What we have in our state - we should have a share. But electricity...

    Aec
  • November 24, 2014

    Asean-Australia ties at 40: rising strategic partners

    ... Minister Tony Abbott met briefly - due to tight schedules - with the Asean leaders to commemorate their 40th anniversary of relations. They met in Nay Pyi Taw instead of in his country, a break from previous similar gatherings. The leaders' rhetoric had changed, they were talking about shared destiny and working...

    Opinion