A business watchdog group warns Burmese companies that if they want to thrive in the post-sanctions economy, they’ll have to be more open and transparent.
Human rights activists denounce the Obama administration’s decision to lift sanctions on Burma as a “dark day” for the country’s efforts to end abuses by the military.
President Barack Obama will consult with Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday on whether to further ease US sanctions to help investment and democratic transition in Burma.
Kachin exile groups say US sanctions on the Burmese military should stay in place until the conflict in Kachin State is resolved.
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also Burma’s foreign minister, met with her British counterpart on Monday to discuss efforts to promote bilateral ties.
The United States may consider easing sanctions on Burma following State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Washington later this month.