The Ministry of Information has proposed new rules for advertising aimed at cracking down on poor-quality products and fake promotions, but sources in marketing and ad sales say they may prove difficult to implement and harm local businesses.
Leaders of a century-old organisation central to the country’s independence struggle are mired in conflict, leading to the expulsion of central executive committee members and the launching of an inquiry into alleged corruption.
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has approved a US$80 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to upgrade the Maubin-Pyapon road in Ayeyarwady Region, and could get another $120 million for a road in Kachin State.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and his delegation have stayed in a hotel owned by a blacklisted tycoon during their visit to Myanmar.
ASEAN members say they will push China to advance consultations in an attempt to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea, with the maritime issue poised to dominate yet another meeting of the 10-nation bloc.