Back-Alley Computer Geeks Are Hidden Winners of Myanmar Election

  • Southeast Asian country goes to polls with economy transfoming
  • Investors see all-party consensus on need for more reform

Botataung Pagoda in Yangon.

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

In a run-down building on a trash-strewn side street of oily vehicle repair shops and steamy noodle vendors, a group of 20-something software geeks are hunched over laptops in a white and red open-plan office, working on projects for everything from a private-jet operator to a mobile-phone network.

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