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Channel NewsAsia officially opens Myanmar news bureau

Regional broadcaster, Channel NewsAsia (CNA), opened its news bureau in Yangon, Myanmar, making it the channel’s 13th dedicated bureau in Southeast and East Asia.

The channel’s correspondent, May Wong, based in Yangon, will report from the ground to capture the developments in Myanmar as the country assumes the ASEAN Chair for the first time.

To coincide with the opening of the bureau, CNA is holding its regional seminar, Business Insights – Understanding the Changing Myanmar, in the capital, to be re-broadcast later in the year.  The seminar gathers think tanks, captains of industries and government leaders to discuss how business communities can achieve success and contribute to sustainable development and to deliver value to the people.

Ms Debra Soon, Managing Director of Channel NewsAsia said, “We have stepped up not only our news coverage, but our documentaries and programmes on Myanmar in the past few years. Today, we are adding another thrust to our engagement with Myanmar with a regional business seminar. This provides a platform for political and business leaders to understand more about the changing face of Myanmar. It’s a formula which we are replicating across Asia, improving our coverage within the region through news and current affairs, and making connections to the movers and shakers across Asia.”

In January 2013, CNA increased its broadcast time, to 24 hours, opened a satellite studio in Singapore’s new Marina Bay Financial Centre to increase its business programming and improved its Asian overnight coverage of financial markets in the United States and Europe.