One of the most visible and tangible outcomes of the reforms launched by Myanmar’s quasi-civilian government is the re-engagement of multilateral lenders, including the Asian Development Bank.
The surge of “boat people” arrivals into Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand merits closer enquiry into the issue of regional migration. The majority of the trafficked people are from Myanmar and Bangladesh.
As Myanmar transitions into a more open and competitive environment, the government will have to decide what role these enterprises take in the country's economic future. There are a number of options, though not all of them may be right for the economy.