Burma can overtake Singapore in 20 years

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Burma can overtake Singapore in 20 years

Post by Pear » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:31 am

ALTHOUGH Burma has been wracked by decades of civil unrest and is now said to be edging on a full-blown “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya Muslims, its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has trotted out an ambitious plan to have her country overtake Singapore’s economy in two decades.

Speaking at a business dialogue in Singapore on Wednesday, the Burmese State Counselor said she hopes her regional neighbour would lend a helping hand.

“At the beginning of Singapore’s independence, the then prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, said that in 20 years’ time, Singapore would have caught up with Burma,” she said, as quoted by Channel News Asia.

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Re: Burma can overtake Singapore in 20 years

Post by Burmacuda » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:10 am

Only if the junta can stop the cronyism and corruption and give foreign investors a level playing field (not selling out to the Chinese).

In other words unlikely, maybe 50 years,
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