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After communal killings in Penang Myanmar nationals fear for safety

Details GEORGE TOWN, Sept 19 -- A growing number of Myanmar nationals in Penang are living in fear following the murder of 20 of their countrymen believed to be related to communal clashes between Muslims ......

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Nine police hurt freeing hostages at factory rally

Details Protesters outside the South Korean embassy in Yangon on July 17 demanding compensation for employees of the Master Sports shoe factory, which was shut down the previous month, costing about 755 ......

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Myanmar 34th ASEAN Tourism Forum

Details Travel and Tourism Industry response for next year's ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) has been positive, with over 350 TRAVEX (travel exchange) booths contracted and some 550 applications for the ......

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Ministry unveils plans to open more drug treatment centres

Details The Ministry of Health is planning to open more centres to provide treatment and counselling for drug addicts, a senior official said on September ......

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Myanmar Police Force seeks intelligence on al-Qaeda from Interpol

Details Myanmar Police Force has sought information from Interpol about the international terrorist group al-Qaeda following its recent threat to launch attacks in South Asia and Myanmar, Police Colonel Aung ......

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Vissan to increase exports to Myanmar

Details Vissan, a well-known food producer in Vietnam, is seeking to boost its exports to Myanmar, a potential market in the Southeast Asian region. Vissan General Director Van Duc Muoi introduced the ......

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Singapore doctor sets up Myanmar liver transplant centre

Details Rising costs - along with more living donor liver transplants being rejected on ethical grounds here - have persuaded one of Singapore's top liver transplant surgeons to set up a centre in ......

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Thai PM sends signals by visiting Myanmar first says Bangkok daily

Details The decision by Thailand's junta leader and Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha to visit Myanmar on his first official overseas trip is significant for many reasons, says an analysis in a ......

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Myanmar joins global census of wild tiger population

Details DHAKA (AFP) - Thirteen countries including Myanmar agreed on September 16 to take part in a global census of their wild tiger populations to establish how many of the critically endangered big cats ......

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Myanmar workers cleared over British tourist murders in Thailand

Details BANGKOK (AFP) - Thai police on September 16 ruled out three Myanmar workers in connection with the murder of two young British tourists on the southern resort island of Koh ......

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Deutsche Welle ADB Human capital and infrastructure key to Myanmar’s growth

Details When Myanmar, earlier known as Burma, began to emerge from military dictatorship in 2011, most Western embargoes were lifted in response to the wide-ranging political and economic reforms introduced. ......

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Mizzima News Ministry tightens rules for overseas job agency licences

Details The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security is tightening procedures for issuing licences to job agencies that send workers overseas, says the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies ......

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Mizzima News IFC Yoma Bank sign agreement for $5m convertible loan

Details The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, has agreed to provide Yoma Bank Ltd with a US$5 million convertible loan and help improve its risk management and corporate ......

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- Burmese comedian Zarganar on his time in prison securing the release of political prisoners

Details Zarganar is widely considered to be Myanmar's most popular comedian, as well as being a prolific writer, poet and filmmaker. An outspoken critic of the former military junta, the four-time ......

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Myanmar trip is a telling first choice for Prayuth

Details Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha might not have intended to send any signals when he decided to choose Myanmar for his first visit to a foreign country, but his choice says a ......

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PTTEP earmarks $3.3 bn for Myanmar

Details PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) will invest a total of US$3.3 billion (Bt106.4 billion) in Myanmar through to the end of 2018, president and CEO Tewin Vongvanich said after celebrating the ......

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Mizzima News Census ethnicity data must be published before election say ethnic leaders

Details Ethnic leaders have spoken to Mizzima on September 14 to reveal their concerns over the late release of census data relating to ethnicity and the impact it may have on the provision of political ......

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The Irrawaddy Second bomb found in Thai-Burma border town

Details Two bombs in two days have been discovered in eastern Burma's Myawaddy Township, with the second explosive device uncovered on Tuesday morning in the busy trading hub on the Thai-Burma ......

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KIC Election commission by-election cancellation pleases and upsets Karen political parties

Details Opposition political parties, including ethnic Karen parties, welcomed the announcement by Burma's Election Commission (UEC) to cancel nationwide by-elections planned for late ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Upper House approves plan to ‘make life more pleasant’ for Arakanese

Details A parliamentary proposal urging a set of policies "to make life more pleasant" for people in Arakan State was approved by Burma's upper house on ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Thegon MP low-balled amount of confiscated land say farmers

Details Farmers from Thegon, Pegu Division, announced on Monday that a local authority grossly under reported the amount of land confiscated in Aungon village, the site of an on-going and occasionally ......

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The Irrawaddy Irrawaddy Division residents concerned after officials discuss coal plant

Details Irrawaddy Division officials and a Burmese construction company met with residents of villages in Nga Yoke Kaung Township last weekend to inform of them of a plan to build a 300-megawatt ......

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Mizzima News Myanmar’s agriculture undermined by land grabs and development projects

Details Mismanagement of land ownership and 'land grab' issues has hampered the ability of Myanmar to feed itself, members of the agricultural community told Mizzima on September ......

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Myanmar Sees Foreign Investment Topping $5 Billion in 2014-15

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YANGON- Myanmar has revised its forecast for foreign direct investment (FDI) to more than $5 billion for the fiscal year that began in April, a senior official said on Tuesday. This surpasses ......

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Thai police free suspects as hunt for British pairs killers goes on

Details Bangkok (AFP) - Thai police Tuesday ruled out three Myanmar workers in connection with the murder of two young British tourists, as Thailand's military ruler appeared to call into question the ......

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Thai police question Myanmar men over grisly British tourist murders

Details murder of two British tourists on the southern resort island of Koh Tao on Tuesday, as their bodies were due to arrive in Bangkok for forensic tests.David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were ......

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PTTEP Plans $3.3B Capex for Myanmar Projects for 2014-2018

Details PTTEP plans a $3.3 billion capital expenditure to develop its oil and gas projects in Myanmar from 2014 to 2018, or 20% of the $16 billion earmarked worldwide.. Thailand's PTT Exploration and ......

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Best Western Continues Expansion in Myanmar Signs Deal to Open First Hotel in Mandalay

Details Best Western International has embarked on the next stage of its expansion in Myanmar, with the signing of its first hotel in Mandalay. Mandalay is Myanmar's second largest city and economic hub ......

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Myanmar workers arrested in connection with murder of Britons

Details Three Myanmar workers were detained on Tuesday for questioning in connection with murders of two Britons on Koh Tao off Surat Thani on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said ......

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Thailand beach murders Police detain three Burmese migrant workers for questioning over deaths of British tourists David Miller and Hannah Witheridge

Details Police in Thailand are examining CCTV footage believed to show two British tourists leaving a bar just hours before their battered bodies were discovered on a ......

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Thai police free Myanmar men in tourists death probe

Details Thai police Tuesday (Sep 16) ruled out three Myanmar workers in connection with the murder of two young British tourists, as Thailand's military ruler appeared to call into question the ......

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Establishing democracy a challenge says NLD leader

Details Daw Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to the media after attending the International Day of Democracy event in Nay Pyi Taw on September 15. Photo: Win Ko Ko ......

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Dalai Lama calls inter-faith meeting in India to tackle violence

Details NEW DELHI (AFP) - The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, will convene a rare meeting of India's religious leaders to try to tackle rape, communal violence and other issues facing the ......

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Myanmar’s agriculture undermined by land grabs and development projects

Details Mismanagement of land ownership and 'land grab' issues has hampered the ability of Myanmar to feed itself, members of the agricultural community ......

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Ministry tightens rules for overseas job agency licences

Details The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security is tightening procedures for issuing licences to job agencies that send workers overseas, says the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies ......

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Caution essential to avoid falling electric cables says official

Details Pedestrians should exercise the same care to avoid falling electricity cables as they when crossing roads, a senior official from the Ministry of Electric Power ......

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IFC Yoma Bank sign agreement for $5m convertible loan

Details The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, has agreed to provide Yoma Bank Ltd with a US$5 million convertible loan and help improve its risk management and corporate ......

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Police investigate British couples murder in Thailand

Details Police Tuesday questioned three men from Myanmar over the brutal murder of a British couple in Thailand. According to police, their bodies were due to arrive in Bangkok for forensic tests, the ......

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A look at Myanmars struggling clay pot industry

Details In this Aug. 29, 2014 photo, a woman arranges pots at a workshop in Twante, southwest of Yangon, Myanmar. For generations, the Myanmar town of Twante has been known for its thriving pottery industry. ......

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Myanmars MPT halts sale of low-cost SIMs

Details Myanmar state-owned operator MPT has temporarily stopped selling its discounted SIM cards, citing concerns over black-market resalers. MPT recently started selling SIMs for 1,500 kyats ($1.53) - a ......

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Thailand Police Question Three Myanmar Men Over Murder of British Pair

Details Bangkok: Thai police on Tuesday questioned three Myanmar men over the murder of two British tourists on the southern resort island of Koh Tao, as their bodies were due to arrive in Bangkok for ......

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The Irrawaddy Police detain student activist allege involvement in Chinese workers’ kidnapping

Details A student activist was arrested on Saturday and is facing charges for her alleged involvement in the illegal detention in May of two Chinese workers by local villagers who oppose the Chinese-backed ......

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Burma News International Medics Struggling to Cope with Numbers of Displaced in Kachin Conflict

Details Medics working with civilians displaced by fighting in Kachin State are struggling to cope because of a lack of resources - community based organizations warn of a potential health ......

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DVB Burma’s teachers chime in on education reform

Details The Myanmar Teachers Federation (MTF) has joined the long list of students and educators that oppose the legislation. "We would like to announce to the people that we strongly believe the ......

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Eleven Media Govt to create jobs for 4.4m Myanmar migrants in Thailand Malaysia

Details So, the Myanmar government plans to create job opportunities for these people in local areas. Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint made this remark in parliament at Nay Pyi Taw on ......

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Mizzima News Foreign banks will receive permission to operate soon says vice chair of Myanmar’s Central Bank

Details U Sett Aung, the vice chairman of the Central Bank of Myanmar told a press conference held in Yangon on September 14 that foreign banks would be given permission to operate Myanmar at some point in ......

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The Irrawaddy Burma’s Rohingya Stuck in Refugee Limbo in India

Details A military squad led by Sergeant Kyaw Thein had managed to deactivate the bomb at around 7:45am after the police on duty for the security of the bridge were reported by a street cleaner about it. ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Fresh population data will affect voting NLD

Details This year's census showed nine million fewer people in Burma than expected. In 2010, Burma's Union Electoral Commission (UEC) stated that there were around 29 million enfranchised citizens ......

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US includes India among 22 major illicit drug producers

Details President Barack Obama has identified India among 22 major illicit drug-producing or drug-transit countries that "significantly affect the United States" and asked it to support Afghanistan's ......

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India-Myanmar service launched by Shipping Corp. of India

Details State-owned Shipping Corporation of India has announced the launch of a fortnightly direct container service connecting major ports in the Indian subcontinent with Myanmar, starting this ......

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