Singapore newspaper TODAY published a multi article feature on Myanmar on August 16 and 17, 2012. The articles included comments from Philipp Hoffman, General Manager of JJ-Pun, who was interviewed in Yangon by journalist Nicholas Fang.
Taming the New Frontier
"Mr Philipp Hoffmann, General Manager of JJ-Pun - a joint venture between international industrial enterprise group Jebsen & Jessen South-east Asia and Myanmar's Serge Pun and Associates Group - says the lack of a proper banking system is an obstacle for businesses operating in the country, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)."
The Calm Before the Tumult
"In the months since political reforms began, "the mood of the people has changed dramatically from January 2011, when I was first here," said Mr Philipp Hoffmann, General Manager of JJ-Pun, a joint venture between Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) and Myanmar's Serge Pun & Associates Group.
"The locals are much more optimistic and happier, even if they are a little wary about what the opening-up could mean in terms of increased competition from abroad."