Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Global audit firms to enter Myanmar

24 Dec 2012

Global audit firms are now entering Myanmar market which has been isolated 
for decades and recently opened up, sources reported. Among them, two of 
“the Big Four auditors” of the world or the world largest professional service providers, 
the Deloitte, and the Ernst & Young are planning entry into Myanmar, an observer said.

Suu Kyi eyes presidential seat

24 Dec 2012 

Chairperson of National League for Democracy party Daw Aung San Suu Kyi 
told the local people in Kyunsu Township on December 23 that she aims 
to become the President of Myanmar.
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US urges peace talk between govt, Kachin rebels

24 Dec 2012

US called for a peace talk between the government and the Kachin Independence Organisation 
(KIO), according to a press release on Thursday.

A delegation led by US Ambassador Derek Mitchell visited the refugee camps 
in Myitkyina and Waingmaw in Kachin State on December 17 and 18 and discussed 
about the ongoing conflicts in Kachin State with the government and security officials, 
internally-displaced persons (IDPs), and civil, political and religious leaders.

International Corporations to invest in Myanmar’s infrastructures

24 Dec 2012

International corporations and businesses are eyeing investment opportunities 
in infrastructure of the country, businessmen said recently.

Foreign companies of various sizes are bidding tenders for state projects 
undertaken for infrastructural development, a local businessman running 
joint-ventures with foreign companies said.

Myanmar plays critical role in India's Look East Policy: Singh

24 Dec 2012

Myanmar plays critical role in bolstering India's Look East Policy, 
says Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on December 21 when he met 
with President Thein Sein at Vigyan Bhawan, a premier convention centre 
of Government of India in New Delhi.

UNICEF calls for action on water, sanitation in Rakhine State

24 Dec 2012

People living in and near the Internally Displaced Person (IDP) sites in Rakhine State 
are facing health risks due to restricted access to safe potable water, inadequate 
sanitation and poor hygiene, according to a statement by UNICEF on December 21.

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