Category: Myanmar

Nordic countries tops press freedom index while South-east countries falls to the bottom






For third year in a row Finland has been measured as the country that most respects media freedom. Norway, which last year shared the title with Finland falls back to be number three on this years index made by Reporters without borders. Both Denmark and Sweden advanced their positions in the index. Denmark moving from…

Malaysia Airlines becomes oneworld alliance member






Finnair’s partner Malaysia Airlines becomes a full member of the oneworld alliance on Feb 1 following their code-share agreement that began in November last year. The 125 million members of the oneworld airlines’ frequent flyer programs, including Finnair Plus, can earn and redeem awards and tier status points and receive all other oneworld benefits on…

Danish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee visited Myanmar






[wzslider autoplay=”true”] On January 20-25, The Danish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee visited Myanmar, where they met with the Parliament, political parties and civil society groups. The program of the 6-day visit was very comprehensive and gave the Foreign Affairs Committee opportunities to discuss political and development issues in Myanmar with a broad range of people…

Telenor could earn license in Myanmar






The Burmese government on Jan 15 has issued a call for Expressions Of Interest (EOI) in the tender for two nationwide telecommunications services licences. A total of four telecoms licences will be issued as the sector is overhauled. Norwegian Telenor, Malaysia’s Axiata, Caribbean based Digicel, Vietnam’s VNPT-Fujitsu and Russian VimpelCom are eager to gain a…

Tourism Malaysia to cut Stockholm office






Tourism Malaysia plans to cut its offices aboard to reduce operating costs. It is understood that the offices that might face closure are Stockholm in Sweden, Vancouver (Canada), Phuket (Thailand) and Milan in Italy, said Zulkifly Md, Tourism Malaysia’s Director for International Marketing Division (South Asia/West Asia/Africa). The plan is to reduce the numbers as…

Norwegian-funded project helps Myanmar grow produce






ISDA – the Inle Special Development Association will grow fruit and vegetables with reduced use of chemicals, mainly for foreign consumers. According to the Myanmar Times, the Inle-based organization will grow the produce in 65 floating garden beds on the east side of the lake, starting in February. The US$24,000 (K20 million) project is being…