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Damaged fibre optic cable disrupts internet services

Details State-run internet service provider Myanma Post and Telecommunications says a damaged fibre optic cable in Bago Region was to blame for slow connection speeds throughout Myanmar on July ......

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UNs new special rapporteur on Myanmar discusses IDPs during visit to Kachin State

Details United Nations special rapporteur Ms Yanghee Lee discussed people displaced by conflict, land mines, land grabs and rape in talks with government officials during a trip to Kachin State on July 21 as ......

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Thai military begins headcount at biggest border refugee camp

Details MAE LA REFUGEE CAMP, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai soldiers have begun a headcount of refugees in this sprawling border camp, raising fears among its residents that they would soon be ......

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Magway court grants Unity five the right to appeal says lawyer

Details Magway Region Court has granted the Unity journal employees who were sentenced to 10 years' jail with hard labour the right to appeal against their verdicts, their lawyer ......

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Myanmar Plans Build Nuclear Reactors For Research Purposes

Details YANGON, July 22 (Bernama) -- Myanmar is planning to build nuclear reactors for research purposes once infrastructure is in place, Science and Technology Minister Dr. Ko Ko Oo told the upper house of ......

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The Moslem Jet Fighter by James Dunnigan July 21 2014

Details Burma is again looking for some new jet fighters and has decided that the Chinese JF-17 is the way to go, mainly because of low price ($20-25 million depending on version) and China has offered to ......

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BURMA MYANMAR Immediate need for fair trial and remedies

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James Rodriguez wins World Cup 2014 Goal of the Tournament award after he scored stunning volley for Colombia against Uruguay in their last-16 clash.

Details The Myanmar national football team has cancelled two friendly matches ahead of the Suzuki Cup because it will compete in the Philippine Peace ......

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Myanmar futsal teams need time for success said coach.

Details The Myanmar national football team has cancelled two friendly matches ahead of the Suzuki Cup because it will compete in the Philippine Peace ......

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Ooredoo to enter market in Myanmar in two months.

Details The Myanmar national football team has cancelled two friendly matches ahead of the Suzuki Cup because it will compete in the Philippine Peace ......

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Singer Mi Sandi to perform at Myanmar Hip Hop Night 2014 in Singapore on August 2.

Details James Rodriguez wins World Cup 2014 Goal of the Tournament award after he scored stunning volley for Colombia against Uruguay in their last-16 ......

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Japans KDDI Sumitomo eye $2b Myanmar telecom deal

Details TOKYO (AFP) - Japanese mobile carrier KDDI says it is planning to link up with trading house Sumitomo in a deal to invest about US$2.0 billion in developing wireless networks in ......

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The Science and Technology Minister confirmed that Myanmar will build a nuclear research laboratory at a suitable time in the future.

Details The Myanmar national football team has cancelled two friendly matches ahead of the Suzuki Cup because it will compete in the Philippine Peace ......

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Singer Saw Thet will release the music video of his fourth solo album “Do you have a sweetheart” within three months.

Details « Film director Joe's video "Lak Sa Lak Na", which stars Min Oak Soe, Min Oo, Nay Ye Lin and Phoo Phoo, will be released on July ......

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The Myanmar national football team has cancelled two friendly matches ahead of the Suzuki Cup because it will compete in the Philippine Peace Cup.

Details James Rodriguez wins World Cup 2014 Goal of the Tournament award after he scored stunning volley for Colombia against Uruguay in their last-16 ......

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Thai journalists need unity shown in Myanmar

Details But like it or not, Myanmar has shown a big progress in one area that Thailand will need to catch up - the integrity and strengths among journalists. Developments in the news industry in Thailand ......

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Myanmar takes a shameful step backward

Details Nay Pyi Taw seem to be losing direction on the path toward the ultimate goal of democracy. Old habits appeared to have returned last week when the government sentenced four journalists and the chief ......

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TAITRA auto parts show in Myanmar draws many

Details TAIPEI -- An auto parts trade show held by Taiwan's main trade promotion body concluded in Myanmar on Monday after attracting a sizable crowd of buyers, the organizers ......

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Burma link as Lais money trail revealed

Details Some 900 pictures and documents e-mailed to media organizations last night by "nextmedia love" in zip files included pictures of Lai with former US deputy defense secretary Paul Wolfowitz ......

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The Diplomat U.K. Minister of State Hugo Swire on Burma – Hugo Swire

Details The last three years in Burma have seen remarkable change, as the country starts out on the hard, but essential, journey towards democracy. Working closely with the U.S. and the international ......

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The Irrawaddy Appeal filed in Unity journalists’ case

Details Lawyers representing the four jailed journalists and manager of Unity journal on Monday submitted an appeal against their conviction, one of the lawyers told The ......

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The Irrawaddy New UN Rights Rapporteur meets with Rohingya Arakan leaders

Details Yanghee Lee, the new UN rapporteur on the human rights situation in Burma, visited the Arakan State capital Sittwe and has met with leaders of the Arakanese Buddhist and Rohingya Muslim communities ......

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The Irrawaddy Mandalay curfew shortened by two hours

Details After two people were killed and 14 others were injured in the clashes, authorities declared a curfew on July 3, from 9 pm until 5 am. During those hours, gatherings of five people or more were ......

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The Irrawaddy Martyrs’ Day observed on a grand scale

Details Responding to requests by the public, state-run media played the sound of sirens at 10:37 am on Martyrs' Day, observed annually on July 19, to commemorate the assassination of Aung San and eight ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma False rape claim caused riots says ministry

Details A rape case believed to have sparked recent riots in central Burma's Mandalay was fabricated, according to an investigation carried out by the Ministry of Home ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Ethnic MPs join peace discussions

Details Ethnic members of parliament from constituencies in areas of conflict met with Myanmar Peace Centre (MPC) representatives in Naypyidaw on ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma NLD 88GPOS conclude nationwide rally for constitutional amendment

Details The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party and 88 Generation Peace and Open Society (88GPOS) concluded on Saturday a nationwide petition campaign calling for the amendment of ......

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The Myanmar Times SSA-N to blame for fighting says vice minister

Details A top military official has laid blame for recent fighting in Shan State on the Shan State Army-North, saying the group trespassed onto land under government control in violation of a 2012 peace ......

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KIC The Women’s League of Burma accuses Burma army of protecting rapists in Its ranks

Details The Women's League of Burma, an umbrella group representing 13 women's organizations in Burma has said that a culture of "systemic impunity" to rape exists in the Burma ......

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The Diplomat Myanmar’s constitutional uncertainty

Details Martyr's Day in Myanmar - the National League for Democracy (NLD) wound up an eight-week campaign calling for changes to the country's constitution. The campaign was launched on May 27 on ......

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Mizzima News Election commission to shun panel discussions on proportional representation

Details The Union Election Commission has said it will no longer attend meetings of an Amyotha Hluttaw committee appointed to consider proportional representation because it wishes to avoid any implications ......

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The Myanmar Times Speaker calls on peacemakers to put civilians first

Details Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann has urged stakeholders in the peace process to protect civilians through their actions, rather than their own interests, following repeated clashes ......

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Mizzima News Thilawa SEZ Some unanswered questions

Details Concerns about air and water pollution from the Thilawa Special Economic Zone have been raised at a meeting held by its management committee to give residents an opportunity to discuss concerns about ......

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South China Morning Post China’s rivals catching up in investment race in Myanmar

Details Although China remains the biggest foreign investor in Myanmar, investments from other countries are quickly catching up in the Southeast Asian nation, which was once a pariah in the international ......

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Mizzima News Energy addiction

Details Attacks around the knot of islands and jungle coastline where Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore meet rose nearly 25 percent last year over 2012, to 128, and are growing at a similar pace this year. ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Leprosy suffering in silence

Details The Mayanchaung Centre in Rangoon's Helgu Township houses around 1,600 people, 140 of who suffer from leprosy -- a disease that leaves its sufferers stigmatised by society. The centre was ......

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The Irrawaddy Burmese University students protest education bill

Details Students at Yadanabon University in Burma's second-biggest city staged a protest against the national education bill on Monday, urging the government to amend it after consulting with teachers ......

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The Irrawaddy Thai authorities hamper food deliveries to Burmese refugee camp

Details Thousands of Burmese at the Ei Htu Hta refugee camp in eastern Burma are struggling to feed themselves as monthly food supplies from non-governmental organizations have been interrupted by Thai ......

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Xinhua ASEAN senior economic officials meeting underway in Myanmar

Details A three-day ASEAN senior economic officials meeting is underway in Yangon to make preparations for an ASEAN economic ministers meeting scheduled for August, meeting sources said ......

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Aid groups warn Thailand over repatriating Myanmar refugees

Details Aid groups have warned that the security and economic conditions in Myanmar are not yet conducive for mass repatriation, after Thai army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha announced plans to return more than ......

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Election commission to shun panel discussions on proportional representation

Details The Union Election Commission has said it will no longer attend meetings of an Amyotha Hluttaw committee appointed to consider proportional representation because it wishes to avoid any implications ......

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Ban fears raised at forum on responsible use of social media

Details Prominent IT specialist and anti-hate speech activist Ko Nay Phone Latt has expressed concern that the government might ban the use of social media because of the role it has played in fomenting ......

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Illegal wildlife trade along the Burma-China border - in pictures

Details The town of Mong-La in Burma's Shan state, close to the border with China, is at the crossroads of illegal wildlife trade routes that are sucking the forests, jungles and plains of India, Burma, ......

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Thai banks step up push for licences in Myanmar

Details All four Thai banks in Myanmar are intensifying their efforts to secure banking licences in the belief that opening up of the industry will proceed despite opposition for local players. ......

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Ooredoo announces distributors for Burma mobile rollout

Details Passengers and a rickshaw rider stand in the foreground of a illuminated Billboard advertising Telecom Company Ooredoo, in Yangon, Burma. Pic: AP. Ooredoo, one of two international telecoms operating ......

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Burma Rape case that sparked sectarian violence was faked

Details YANGON, Burma (AP) -- Authorities in Burma have announced that the alleged rape of a Buddhist woman by two Muslim men that triggered religious violence in the central city of Mandalay was completely ......

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Rape claim that sparked Mandalay unrest was fabricated says state media

Details The communal violence in Mandalay early this month in which two people died began after a fabricated claim by a woman that she had been raped, state media has ......

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Singer Sandi Myint Lwin plans to release the music video to her second solo album “Cleopatra” within 2014.

Details Twenty ethnic parties intend to protest within a week should parliament decide to use a Proportional Representation voting system in the 2015 ......

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Myanmar has too many serious problems to be an effective chair of Asean

Details The Association of Southeast Asian Nations was established in 1967 with five member countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Myanmar became the eighth Asean member in ......

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