Daw Aung San Suu Kyi aims to be president of Myanmar, foreign investors expect the country to become an Asian Cheetah, and local entrepreneurs plead for investments with a conscience. Catch up on the buzz and the best quotes at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
“I want to run for president. If I pretended I didn’t, I wouldn’t be honest.”
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Chairman of the National League for Democracy (NLD); Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency, Myanmar, in the session: Myanmar: What Future?
“25 years from now, Myanmar will not just be an Asian Tiger but an Asian Jaguar, an Asian Cheetah, because it’s really sprung forward and taken lessons from all the other countries.”
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo, USA in the session: The Long-term View
“We want to be friends with all countries in the world.”
U Thant Kyaw
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Myanmar in the session: Pursuing the Asian Century
“I am against the concept of revenge. But accountability is related to courage, and I like courage.”
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Chairman of the National League for Democracy (NLD); Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency, Myanmar in the session: Myanmar: What Future?
“We have to judge investors who come in by what kind of conscience they bring.”
Chairman, Serge Pun & Associates (Myanmar), Myanmar in the session: The Long-term View
“ASEAN is the most exciting investment opportunity there is.”
Tarek Sultan Al Essa
Chairman and Managing Director, Agility, Kuwait in the session: Vision for East Asia’s Networked Future
“Micro-finance can educate people about using the banking system from the bottom up.”
Deputy Chairman, Kanbawza Bank (KBZ), Myanmar, in the session: Moving from a Cash to a Banked Economy
“Markets don’t ask for an absence of risk. They ask for policy makers and official actors not to contribute to that risk.”
Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore in the session: Mapping Risks: An East Asia Context
“We need to prove to people that they will win in an integrated ASEAN.”
Cesar V. Purisima
Secretary of Finance of the Philippines in the session:Vision for East Asia’s Networked Future
“I would like the young people of Myanmar to share the prosperity of this region.”
U Thein Sein
President of Myanmar in: Opening Ceremony
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