Suu Kyi: I am not a political hostage
Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi defended her silence on ongoing ethnic and inter-communal conflicts in Myanmar on Thursday, stating that she did not want “to point fingers at particular communities.”
Microsoft connects with Myanmar
Microsoft becomes the latest big name to invest in Myanmar, forming a partnership with a local IT firm, and announcing its plans at the World Economic Forum in Naypyitaw, according to industry magazine The Next Web
$500 million tourism deal announced
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced at the WEF on Wednesday that it had agreed a Myanmar tourism plan valued at nearly half a billion dollars that will help increase Myanmar’s tourism competitiveness, protect environmentally important areas, and safeguard ethnic communities.
Thein Sein to Inaugurate World Economic Forum
Thein Sein to Inaugurate World Economic Forum Myanmar President Thein Sein will personally open the World Economic Forum on East Asia (WEF) on Wednesday when Myanmar hosts for the first time an international event of this stature.