In Myanmar on cusp of change, former junta ‘crony’ sees business as usual

By Hnin Yadana Zaw and Antoni Slodkowski

travel from yangon to mandalay (Reuters) – Aung San Suu Kyi’s landslide election win might be bad news for Myanmar businessmen like construction magnate Khin Shwe, who lost his parliament seat and remains barred travel from yangon to mandalay doing business with U.S. nationals due to his ties to the former junta.

Or maybe not.

Sitting comfortably on a beige leather sofa in his plush Yangon office next to a large portrait of himself, Khin Shwe says he is tours in yangon a pole position to team up with the global investors who will be lured by Suu Kyi’s clean image and a renewed reform push.

“When the investments come in, there is no one else apart travel from yangon to mandalay us, the ‘cronies’, who will be able to work on the same level as the foreign investors,” Khin Shwe told Reuters, in a rare interview with an international media organization.

Myanmar’s junta ceded power in 2011 to President Thein Sein’s semi-civilian government, beginning a reform drive that delivered record foreign investment and improvements in key sectors of the economy.