Aung San Suu Kyi Year One 4/1/17

Article: "Governing in prose"   

 In 2015, Myanmar’s ruling military junta stepped down and relinquished power to the NLD (National League for Democracy) led by Aung San Suu Kyi. The United States lifted sanctions as a result. Economic growth in Myanmar has been increasing at a rate of 6% a year (2016). The capital Yangon (old: Rangoon) is the center of that growth, accounting for 25% of GDP and 50% of all electricity usage. Rural Myanmar is still primitive and the military is still fighting ethnic rebels (the Rohingya) in the hinterlands. A complaint on the NLD - they don’t consult or communicate with the business sector.