President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke Tuesday with Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi over the ongoing humanitarian crisis involving Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence and persecution in the Rakhine state.
According to Turkish presidency sources, Erdoğan told Suu Kyi that increase in human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims causes great concern for the world and Muslim countries.
Fourth, the way the people of Myanmar do business seems to be “Chinese-like”, that is, they prefer “to get something for nothing”.
For example, when a Myanmese enterprise requires certain Chinese technologies or products, since it lacks capital, payment will only be made after profits are made, several years later. It could be either direct payment with interest to the Chinese enterprise, or it could be via debt to equity – in the form of stocks for the Chinese company.
Despite significant affluence in major metropolitan areas such as Yangon, overall, the country has a weak services sector and depends heavily on imports for much of its industrial needs, such as steel, concrete and even daily necessities.
The present government is aware of the country’s shortcomings, and had sought the assistance of Western nations, such as the US, Japan and those in Europe.
They also seem to be fully aware of what is happening in China and what the Chinese leadership is saying.
Also, there is something unusual about Myanmar’s television: it carries many CCTV channels.
In other parts of the Asean, both CCTV4 and CGTN are available, but usually not more than that.
Yet, despite many promises from these advanced countries, what has been delivered in the past few years has proved quite disappointing.
As Myanmar began its political transformation, the government devised an ambitious strategy to revamp its economy.