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Asian Insider: Asia’s energy crisis | Asean snubs Myanmar

Asean has made the unprecedented decision to exclude Myanmar’s junta chief Min Aung Hlaing from the grouping’s summits next week.

Competing over climate: Myanmar’s valuable and climate-vulnerable geography

Thant Myint-U, the noted historian of modern Burma and grandson of former United Nations Secretary General U Thant, has documented the myriad ways in which China and India compete for resources and influence in what he’s termed “the new crossroads of Asia.” The features that make Myanmar attractive to both these two Asian giants are […]

Two Power Plants in Myanmar’s Biggest City Shut Amid Coup’s Financial Fallout

Two Chinese-backed LNG (liquefied natural gas) power plants in Yangon have halted operations since July as they have become financially unsustainable, signaling that Myanmar’s commercial capital could be in for more frequent blackouts.

Rising Prices Forcing Myanmar Truckers to Stop Operations

Rising fuel prices and other costs in Myanmar are forcing freight firms to suspend operations, according to industry insiders.

Myanmar Junta Rolls Back NLD Reforms, Revives Previous Regime’s Plans

When Myanmar’s military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing seized power in a coup on Feb. 1, it not only stalled the country’s democratization, but marked a U-turn to the time of U Thein Sein’s quasi-civilian government.

Myanmar’s biggest cities hit by brief power outages

YANGON, Sept 24 (AFP): A power blackout briefly hit Myanmar’s main urban centres and far-flung towns on Friday, including commercial hub Yangon and parts of the capital Naypyidaw, authorities and AFP correspondents said.

Electricity Bill Boycott Denies Myanmar Military US $1 Billion in Power Revenues Since Coup

Myanmar’s junta has lost some 2 trillion kyats (U.S. $1 billion) in revenue from its military-operated power company since seizing power seven months ago amid a widespread public boycott of the paying of electricity bills, according to the country’s shadow National Unity Government (NUG).

Hong Kong’s VPower ends involvement in two Myanmar power projects

A Hong Kong-listed power generation company has pulled out of two power station projects in Myanmar after facing “challenging times” amid economic turmoil caused by the February 1 coup.

Myanmar’s lights go out as bill boycott fuels cash crunch

BANGKOK/YANGON — Myanmar’s electricity supplies have been threatened by collapsing revenues since the Feb. 1 military takeover, with urban areas suffering frequent power failures and prolonged blackouts amid a widespread boycott of electricity bill payments.

Myanmar Junta Invites Bids for New Solar Power Projects

The military regime is seeking tenders to implement 12 solar power projects to raise foreign currency, with some 40 firms including Thai and Chinese companies planning to make bids.