• Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:10
    U Thein Sein receives the 3rd Asia Cosmopolitan Award
    Former Myanmar’s president U Thein Sein this afternoon received the Grand Prize of the 3rd Asia Cosmopolitan Awards (ACA) in recognition of his contributions to his country’s reform efforts and democratization under his leadership.
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  • Fri, 01 Apr 2016 01:29
    Myanmar investment agency’s speed raises eyebrows
    THE MYANMAR Investment Commission (MIC) approved 48 projects at its meeting on March 25, some of them related to two of former president Thein Sein’s economic advisers - Khin Maung Aye and Ko Ko Gyi.
  • Tue, 29 Mar 2016 16:26
    Myanmar lifts state of emergency in conflict-torn Rakhine state
    YANGON - Myanmar President Thein Sein, in a surprise move hours before leaving office, lifted a state of emergency in the restive western state of Rakhine, imposed after clashes between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims in 2012.
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  • Wed, 09 Mar 2016 01:00
    Thailand should look hard at the changes in Myanmar
    THE THAI government needs to pay more attention to political developments in Myanmar and its capital Nay Pyi Taw. It doesn’t matter whether|Aung San Suu Kyi is able to assume the presidency
  • Fri, 04 Mar 2016 20:47
    Myanmar govt, Suu Kyi party tussle over handover ceremony
    NAY PYI TAW - Aung San Suu Kyi's party on Friday said that outgoing Myanmar President Thein Sein was snubbing part of their handover ceremony plans, as tensions over the looming political transition begin to pervade even logistical arrangements.
  • Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:05
    Myanmar govt suspends 68 projects, waiting for new administration
    YANGON - The Thein Sein government has suspended 68 projects, including coal-fired power plants, mining and private sector deals, to allow the next government to manage the assets when it takes office, according to state-owned newspapers.
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  • Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:04
    Another FB users nabbed in Myanmar
    YANGON - Owner of the Facebook account ‘Kyat Pha Gyi’ has been arrested by the police for doctoring images of President Thein Sein and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
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  • Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:00
    Myanmar president pulls out
    Thein Sein sending deputy; PM Prayut to hold an informal meeting with Obama.
  • Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:57
    Myanmar's outgoing president cancels attendance at US-Asean summit
    YANGON - Myanmar's outgoing President Thein Sein has at the last minute cancelled plans to attend the US-ASEAN summit in California next week, his office said late on Thursday (Feb 11), giving no reasons for the decision.
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  • Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:07
    Myanmar President hails 'triumph' of democratic transition
    NAY PYI TAW - President Thein Sein hailed the "triumph" of Myanmar's transition of power Thursday, addressing a military-dominated parliament for the final time before a handover to Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy movement.
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  • Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:37
    Murderers, rapists among freed Myanmar prisoners: minister
    NAY PYI TAW - Among 11,574 prisoners freed during the President Thein Sein’s government included 2,374 murderers and 1726 rapists, says deputy minister Kyaw Kyaw Tun for Ministry of Home Affairs.
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  • Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:06
    Not all prisoners freed in Myanmar
    YANGON - Myanmar freed 101 political prisoners last week, bringing the number of political detainees released by President Thein Sein to more than 1,200 since his semi-civilian government took power in 2011, a watchdog group said.
  • Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:57
    Myanmar frees 101 prison inmates in amnesty
    Yangon - Outgoing Myanmar President Thein Sein has ordered the release of 101 prison inmates including about two dozen political prisoners, officials said Friday.
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  • Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:56
    No presidential pardon on Independence Day
    Yangon - The dream of prisoners’ family members was shattered: President Thein Sein did not grant amnesty on the Independence Day as he had done in the past few years.
  • Wed, 02 Dec 2015 13:16
    Suu Kyi in transition talks with Myanmar president
    Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein agreed Wednesday on a smooth transfer of power to the new government, three weeks after Suu Kyi's party won a decisive election victory.
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