Kanthan Shankar, the country manager for the World Bank in Burma, talks to DVB Interview International about current World Bank and IFC projects in the country.
DVB Interview International spoke to Tony Picon, the managing director of Colliers International in Burma, about the state of the country’s property market and advice for foreign companies and investors who are thinking of operating in Burma.
Burmese asylum-seekers living in Indonesia say they will continue to risk their lives and travel by boat to Australia, despite the very high chance they will never get there.
During a BBC World debate at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Naypyidaw, President’s Office Minister Soe Thane said Burma is on the road to becoming a democratic[…]
Since President Thein Sein came to power in 2011, over nine hundred political prisoners have been released. But many who have been freed are struggling to fit back into society.[…]
A Human Rights Watch report released on Monday says the government is complicit in a campaign of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Arakan state. The report says local authorities[…]
Officials are now handing out up to Kyat 1.5 million (US$ 1,764) per acre in compensation for land seized by the Latpadaung copper mine. Many residents in Salingyi township are[…]
Exhibitions are now showing political art openly in Burma. As the old censorship laws are being relaxed, protest groups are using art to spread their message.
Bo Bo Kyaing is Burma’s first sign language presenter. He interprets the news for DVB’s news channel. Despite the nascent reform process in the country, there is still little being[…]
An alcohol manufacturer that belongs to the Myanmar Winery and Distillery Company has been accused by locals of polluting water supplies in Rangoon’s Shwepyitha township.
At least four people were killed when two oil tankers caught fire on the Rangoon river late Monday afternoon. The victims were believed to be workers on the vessels. The[…]
Three out of four low-skilled migrants in Thailand are from Burma. The Thai government has just introduced a minimum wage of 300 Baht [$10 US] per day. But as a[…]
Shelling hit the rebel stronghold town of Laiza early yesterday morning. Three civilians were killed and six more injured in a series of attacks by the Burmese army. But the[…]
In the last few weeks fighting in northern Kachin state has intensified. The Burmese army has admitted to using fighter jets to attack the rebels but maintains that it is[…]
Just south of Rangoon lies the village of 15 Feet. It was set up by a monk to care for the homeless and those affected by Cyclone Nargis. Now it[…]
At 3 o’ clock this morning, riot police at the Latpadaung copper mine cracked down on protesters occupying the mine. Ten monks were arrested and around 30 others injured and[…]
In Burma there were many artists who painted film posters by hand. But now the paintings are being replaced with computers to create digital vinyl posters. The traditional artists have[…]