All over the world, Burma is seen as a rich country. It actually is. We are rich in oil, as well as gas. Our mines are rich in plenty of minerals and gems – jade and rubies, only to name a few. We have hydropower capabilities, not to mention timber and forest products. With all these, the people do not seem to thrive. Instead, they struggle to survive. Why is this happening?

Burma's natural resources could be a blessing in the right hands – for everyone. In the wrong hands, these resources become a curse. Things have changed into better after a series of democratic changes have begun in 2010. Myanmar is more open to foreigners and investors, but the people still face plenty of difficulties.

The NCGUB has had a serious role in the change of facts after 2010. With all these, while more and more investors look for opportunities in Myanmar, the truth is they lack the infrastructure to conduct business, as well as lots of data.

On another hand, the changes from 2010 have also cleared some of the sanctions our country had to face due to the political regime. But then, there are still a series of sanctions against us and more convincing reforms must be done to get them lifted.

We believe we can only do this with a democratic government.


At the end of the day, none of the resources the NCGUB recommends are meant for the government. There is nothing in all these for us. Instead, we are only focus on the people. Whether it comes to attracting investors, building schools and hospitals or providing a good infrastructure, we need anything that can attract money and increase the quality of life.

Sein Win

Prime minister

Sein Win led the NCGBU in exile for over two decades, until it had to disband.

Tint Swe

Prime minister's office

Tint Swe served in the prime minister's office. He was part of the NLD party

The official disbanding moment
and reasons

The NCGUB was officially disbanded in 2012. It was an unwritten agreement we had with those leading Burma at that time – we stopped our intense activities to change the country from the outside in exchange for democratic innovations. Fortunately, things changed into better.

Aung San Suu Kyi's release was yet another reason wherefore we disbanded. The Nobel laureate and activist was arrested for talking against the government. She was released as part of the multiple reforms from the 2010s. Her cousin Sein Win – our prime minister – has also decided to disband the NCGBU, as it seemed to be the only way to convince the Burmese leadership that things could be better for the country in a peaceful way.