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US firms prefer Indonesia Vietnam Myanmar survey shows

Details Indonesia remains the most preferred destination in the Asean region of American companies for their future expansion despite the many challenges they encounter in doing business in the country, a ......

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Myanmar introduces e-visa to boost tourism

Details Myanmar immigration authorities Monday introduced online e-visa in a bid to boost tourism in the country. The formal launch of the e-visa came after a trial period in August for a limited number of ......

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No immediate solution to Yangon flooding says Mayor

Details Traffic negotiates a flooded intersection near the Shwedagon Pagoda just north of Yangon's central business district on June 21. Despite billions of kyat being spent on flood prevention ......

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Richard Flanagan’s epic novel of horror and heroism in Burma

Details In "The Narrow Road to the Deep North," Tasmanian novelist Richard Flanagan re-creates the ordeal of Allied POWS who worked on the Thailand-Burma "death railway" during World War ......

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Myanmar agrees to take back its verified citizens

Details Inside Goodwill's game-filled tech thrift shop Thrift stores: better known for dusty shirts, potential Halloween costumes and used Jenga sets. Well, Goodwill wants to change that a bit with ......

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For Myanmar political predictions locals look to the stars

Details Popular 'astrology pundits' are featured as serious political commentators in the Myanmar press. This in a country that once changed its currency on the advice of an ......

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Most Myanmar migrants in Thailand want to return home

Details About 83 per cent of migrant workers in Thailand plan to return and live permanently in Myanmar, according to a survey by Myanmar Study Centre. The study conducted in Chiang Mai, offers insights ......

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Big plans for a better safer road network

Details To facilitate economic growth - the smooth transport of people and goods is essential for development - an upgrade is needed. The Japan International Cooperation Agency is planning a study of the ......

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Traffic Police Superintendent Lt-Col Lin Htut ‘Road users should obey the traffic rules’

Details Since Myanmar opened in 2011, a relaxation of vehicle import rules has resulted in an extra 300,000 vehicles on the country's roads. The influx of cars and trucks, mainly second-hand vehicles ......

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Arbitration board ruling aids family after factory compound accident

Details Ye Lin (left) suffered serious hand injuries in an accident at a rattan ware factory which claimed the life of his brother, Kyaw Hmwe, whose image is being displayed by his mother, Daw Than Hla. ......

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Seeking solutions for Myanmars traffic accident epidemic

Details Another image of the bus involved in the May 12 crash which left 14 people dead in the worst single loss of life in an accident on the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw tollway. Photo: Win Ko Ko ......

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Myanmars First Census In 3 Decades Finds Population 9M Lower Than Expected

Details Volunteers attend a census training course at a school in Yangon March 23, 2014. The census - the first in three decades - has long been mired in controversy, much of it concerning the counting of ......

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Burmese beauty queen May Myat Noe accused of absconding with ruby-encrusted crown

Details Burma's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $100,000 crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organisers said ......

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Ethnic Strife Blurs Myanmars First Census in 30 Years

Details Yangon: Following an incomplete count due to ethnic conflicts in parts of the country, Myanmar said on Saturday that its first census in 30 years shows the population to be 51.4 million, some ten ......

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Myanmar census shows population 9 mn fewer than estimated

Details Yangon (AFP) - Myanmar's first census in three decades shows the country has a population of 51 million people, authorities said Saturday, around nine million fewer than an earlier estimate. ......

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Myanmar loses ten million people in census

Details Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people - far less than the previously estimated 60 million, according to preliminary results of the latest census. State-run television, which announced ......

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Burma discovers it has only 51 million people

Details A recent census showed Burma has a population of 51 million, rather than the 60 million the government had thought. Pic: AP YANGON, Burma (AP) -- Burma has discovered it has only 51 million people -- ......

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Myanmar beauty queen stripped of title

Details Myanmar's first international beauty queen has absconded with her $US100,000 ($A108,200) crown after being stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, organisers say. May Myat ......

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Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen runs off with crown free breast implants Organiser

Details A Myanmar beauty queen dethroned for alleged misconduct has absconded with her crown and free breast implants, the organiser said Friday. -- PHOTO: THE NATION/ASIA NEWS ......

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Russia Myanmar Establish Bilateral Economic Commission

Details MOSCOW, August 29 (RIA Novosti) -Russia and Myanmar signed an agreement to establish a bilateral trade and economic commission during a ministerial meeting on Friday. "We believe that ......

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Mizzima News Criticism leads to a new tender process for Yangon’s new township

Details The tendering process for a new Yangon township, covering 30,000 acres of land located now in the townships of Seikgyikanaungto and Dalla, will be put backout to tender in a transparent manner, the ......

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Mizzima News National League for Democracy discuss media freedom with press council

Details Central Executive Committee members of the National League for Democracy met with the Interim Myanmar Press Council on August 28 at the Kyauktada Township offices of the political ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Unity five launch last appeal against harsh sentence

Details A final appeal against the verdict for five Unity Weekly journal employees -- who were sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labour in July -- was submitted to Magwe regional court on ......

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The Irrawaddy Next Rangoon election to bar 98.5 of voters

Details Only 1.5 percent of Rangoon's voting-age population will be allowed to vote in the city's next elections, according to new rules and regulations approved by the divisional parliament on ......

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BBC Myanmar’s census falls 9 million short of estimate

Details The country’s last national survey was in 1983 and until now the government had estimated that the total population was about 60 million. But figures released on Friday from a census conducted ......

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The Irrawaddy For first time in 50 years Burma’s military welcomes women officers

Details The commander-in-chief of Burma's armed forces, Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, attended the graduation ceremony on Thursday at the parade grounds of the academy's training school for army ......

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Eleven Media Group By-laws will target influx of dirty cash from China official says

Details The Lower House financial development committee will add bylaws to the Anti-Money Laundering Law to prevent the inflow of dirty money from China, its chairperson, Win Myint, said on August ......

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The Irrawaddy No quick fix for Rangoon land-grab victims Government

Details Rangoon's divisional government has said hundreds of land-grab cases brought to its attention will not be resolved by the end of its current term in early 2016, an admission that may position ......

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The Moscow Times Russia to boost trade with Myanmar to $500 million a year

Details Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Friday proposed increasing trade with Myanmar to $500 million a year by 2017 after he signed an agreement with his Myanmar counterpart to set up a ......

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The Irrawaddy Thailand to help Burma conserve ancient cities

Details Thailand will help Burma improve the landscapes of the Pyu ancient cities, the first sites in the country to receive Unesco World Heritage status earlier this ......

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The Irrawaddy Gap audit reveals issues at Burma garment factories

Details An audit conducted for clothing retailer Gap Inc. identified issues with working conditions, health and safety at two factories in Burma that are now producing garments for the United States-based ......

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Mizzima News Civil society organisation launches petition against PR

Details A collection of 20 civil society organisations launched a campaign on August 28 to object to the plans to use a system of proportional representation for future elections to the Amyotha ......

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The New York Times The economic value of treating workers humanely

Details On Thursday, however, there was a positive step forward - an agreement between the two countries to work together to strengthen labor rights and improve labor conditions in Myanmar. The new ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Trapped Burmese migrant workers strike in Chiang Mai

Details Burmese migrant workers are on strike in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. They say they are being held in bonded labour, and that their employer is holding their passports, forcing them to work ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Ethnic bloc to meet NLD 88-Generation in Thailand

Details The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), an umbrella organisation of ethnic armed groups, is to hold an official meeting with the National League for Democracy (NLD) and other Burmese ......

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Democratic Voice of Burma Worker benefits increase but awareness stays low

Details In a Wednesday briefing with the Rangoon regional parliament, Zaw Aye Maung of the Social Security Board under the Ministry of Labour, explained what the ministry is doing to increase both benefits ......

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The Diplomat Myanmar’s great power balancing act – Jacob Goldberg

Details While China remains Myanmar's largest trade partner and supplies the bulk of the Myanmar Armed Forces' weapons, the Myanmar government seems to be losing interest in Chinese investment in ......

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Russian Myanmar trade reaches to energy sector

Details A Russian economic official said Friday bilateral trade with Myanmar could increase dramatically under the terms of a deal that may extend to energy.Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei ......

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Dethroned Burmese beauty queen runs off with crown new boobs

Details Burmese model May Myat Noe. Pic: AP. YANGON, Burma (AP) -- The first Burma national to win an international pageant has been stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, and has allegedly run ......

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Myanmar discovers it has only 51 million people

Details The census, conducted from March 30 to April 10 with help from the U.N. Population Fund, counted 51.42 million people. The previous estimate of 60 million was based on extrapolations from the last ......

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Burmese beauty queen vanishes with tiara from pageant

Details South Korea -based pageant, according to organisers.May Myat Noe is said to have vanished from the competition after officials were adamant that she have breast enhancement ......

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National League for Democracy discuss media freedom with press council

Details Central Executive Committee members of the National League for Democracy met with the Interim Myanmar Press Council on August 28 at the Kyauktada Township offices of the political ......

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Criticism leads to a new tender process for Yangon’s new township

Details The tendering process for a new Yangon township, covering 30,000 acres of land located now in the townships of Seikgyikanaungto and Dalla, will be put backout to tender in a transparent manner, the ......

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Civil Society Organisation launches petition against PR

Details A collection of 20 civil society organisations launched a campaign on August 28 to object to the plans to use a system of proportional representation for future elections to the Amyotha ......

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- Burmas amended Right to Peaceful Assembly Law still falls short of international standards

Details On 24 June 2014, following months of campaigning by activists across the country, the Pyi Htaung Su Hluttaw (the Myanmar Parliament) passed amendments to the Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful ......

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Crowds gather for Bromsgrove VJ commemorations

Details » Tom McKie, a Far East prisoner of war of the Japanese, and Philip McDermott with their wreaths. s A POIGNANT service to commemorate the 69th anniversary of VJ Day - 'Victory over ......

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US fund in deal to build Myanmar solar plants

Details YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A U.S investment fund has signed a $480 million deal to build two solar energy plants in central Myanmar, one of the largest investments by an American firm since the easing ......

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One-man empire brings locavore cuisine to Myanmar

Details In a country where rice is the universal staple, a businessman known as Sharky single-handedly created the beginnings of a food culture in Myanmar that mixes local resources and Western ......

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Myanmar’s Solar Ambitions Kickstarted With $480 Million ACO Pact

Details , to develop two solar-energy plants. The project, consisting of two 150-megawatt solar facilities, is valued at $480 million, according to a release from the Office of the U.S. Trade ......

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Education Ministry plans to establish 20000 kindergartens over five years

Details A kindergarten class in the Shan State capital, Taunggyi, in a file photo taken in July. The decision by the Ministry of Education to establish 20,000 kindergartens was influenced by evidence about ......

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