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  • February 28, 2015

    Customs seizes Ks241m in contraband

    Officers made 19 seizures at ports, airports and border crossings during that period while monitoring goods arriving in the country at those locations, including Yangon International Airport. Contraband included computers, communication devices, construction materials and tools, and machine parts...

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  • February 28, 2015

    Acquisition of new military aircraft

    The ceremony for the new aircraft was attended by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, reports said. The K-8W training jets were assembled in Myanmar in cooperation with the China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation, and the Myanmar Air Force now...

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  • February 28, 2015

    Funding on state media attacked

    He said: "Transforming Myanmar Ahlin and The Mirror newspapers into public services are included in the objective of the Ministry of Information. In my view, the government should not suffer losses for this public service media. I want to suggest that Parliament consider funding these papers using advertisements...

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  • February 28, 2015

    MDCF stages protest at Insein Prison

    "I am not protesting to release Activist Htin Kyaw only, but also for other political prisoners who are being detained under a mismanaged system," said Than Than Maw, the wife of Htin Kyaw. Htin Kyaw, the leader of MDCF, is being detained for anti-government activities. Aye Myint, Insien Township...

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  • February 28, 2015

    AEC will be a boon to FDI, international experts agree

    At a seminar on "Opportunities in a New Era of Enhanced Asean-Japan Partnership", they agreed that the AEC would be the largest single market in the region and open opportunities to link its members to the rest of the world. That would challenge foreign interests to invest more in Asean. The event yesterday...

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  • February 27, 2015

    Patkol rides growth in regional food industry

    "The regional market, with a population of 700 million, or more than 10 times Thailand's, has huge potential. The implementation of the AEC by the end of this year will further benefit businesses when tariffs are eliminated," managing director Sangchai Chotechuangchutchaval said yesterday. About 80...

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  • February 27, 2015

    Dutch Mill seeks more export revenue

    ... market in the first year and reinforce the company's aim to have more of an international presence as well as to cash in on the implementation of AEC. "We have appointed a local coffee maker to manufacture Arabus for us under an OEM [original equipment manufacturing] contract. However, we are looking...

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  • February 27, 2015

    Some return home in Laukkai as fighting eases

    According to rescue volunteer Chit Mee, the refugees who were stuck in China have come back to Chinshwehaw and Kunlong through the forest. "We are continuing for the rescue operations. People are heading south. No one is heading to the north. We are picking up those who come back. There have been...

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  • February 27, 2015

    Civic organisations support education law amendments

    The civic organisations made their announcement after a meeting with the National Network for Education Network (NNER) on February 26 in Yangon. In addition to civic organisations working on human rights, womenÓ╣é s rights and environmental protection, the meeting was also attended by monks, lawyers,...

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  • February 27, 2015

    Education law amendment not as soon as expected

    "It needs step-by-step hearings as this law is quite different from the normal laws," said MP Khin Maung Yi, chairperson of the bill committee. "It is crucial that this should be a perfect law as this relates to national affairs. So it needs to take some time. "Bills such as the budget bill, the...

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