Poor ethics hamper Burma’s growth, says official

Burmese businesses are struggling to meet necessary ethical standards, says Dr Wah Wah Maung of the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development, who Myanmar Business Today cites as saying: “Here, business-people have very weak ethics. For example, they engage in illegal trade, promote shoddy products and they can’t market Myanmar [Burmese] brands internationally.” Adherence to ethical practice allows businesses to compete on the global market, Wah Wah Maung said, during her speech at a commerce and industry convention, highlighting Thailand as an example to follow.