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  • November 29, 2014

    Violence against women still rife in Indonesia, Timor Leste and Myanmar

    In a report entitled Surviving on Their Own: Women's Experiences of War, Peace and Impunity, Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) conducted participatory research on how women experience violence in conflict areas and struggle to survive in situations where impunity is the norm. The research recounts...

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  • November 29, 2014

    Mining in Taninthayi sows friction between residents and KNU

    The KNU and local business people are currently mining tin from the area, as well as testing for gold mining. The tin and gold mining industries have introduced several problems to the village, including the loss of fresh water resources and biodiversity in Khamaung Thwe Creek and other damage...

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  • November 29, 2014

    Vehicle import taxes exceed Ks 1 tn

    Since then, a number of 382,264 vehicles have been imported. The department collected a total of Ks 1.015 trillion from the imports: Ks 514.3 billion as import duties and Ks 510.2 billion as commercial tax. Dr. Tin Aung, the advisor for the Commerce Ministry, said that most of the imported vehicles...

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  • November 28, 2014

    Union Supreme Court rejects jailed reporters' appeal

    "The case file shows that a directive signed by U Hla Tun from the Presidentโ s Office was submitted as evidence against the journalists. This shows that the authorities are prohibiting a fair trial. Therefore, we sought to point out that the case is not in accordance with the constitution. Section...

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  • November 28, 2014

    Proposed change to MP salary wins support

    "It is appropriate for Lower House to approve the bill [to amend the law relating to Emolument, Allowances and Insignia of the Speaker and Members of Parliament and Government Officials] in accordance with the constitution," said Zone Hle Htan. "It is fair to say that the benefits will be more effective...

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  • November 28, 2014

    Suu Kyi to host dinner for military lawmakers

    On Thursday evening, Suu Kyi hopes to dine in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw, with unelected military MPs who hold a quarter of parliamentary seats, said Nyan Win, a spokesman for her National League for Democracy Party (NLD). "It will be our first meeting with the military lawmakers," Nyan Win told Reuters...

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  • November 28, 2014

    Pending coal projects will raise CO2 level, says expert

    "Currently in Myanmar, around 8.9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide are released into the air every year. If all 10 coal plants are constructed, this amount should increase to 96.6 million tonnes, in other words, around 11 times greater than now," said Saw Moe Myint. Local tycoons have signed memoranda...

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  • November 28, 2014

    Poor, but benevolent

    Here is proof that generosity is not a virtue of only the wealthy: Despite stark differences in economic size, standard of living and per capita income, Myanmar shares first place with United States in the World Giving Index 2014. The annual index is calculated by simply averaging responses to three...

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  • November 28, 2014

    Lawson plans massive store expansion over next five years

    ... in Thailand, which is one of the most advanced countries in Asean in the area of food technology," he said. The Asean Economic Community (AEC), to be effective next year, would create many business advantages in Asean, as consumers in the region have similar tastes and preferences, especially for foods...

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  • November 28, 2014

    FMI intends to list on Yangon Stock Exchange

    He told FMI's 22nd annual meeting on Sunday that the firm will list on the YSE with assistance from the Myanmar Securities Exchange Centre and Japan's Daiwa Securities Group. "We believe our listing on the Yangon Stock Exchange will provide considerable value to shareholders and we are happy to support...

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