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  • July 29, 2014

    UN envoy warns 2015 election may not be genuine

    ... the night of July 16 and has visited Insein Prison, Kachin and Rakhine, and the Mandalay region. She also met with ministers and department heads in Nay Pyi Taw. She also met with the National League for Democracy chairwoman Aung San Suu Kyi, the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society, Myanmar Human Rights...

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  • July 25, 2014

    Rakhine's new chief minister pushes economic development

    ... an exodus of young ethnic Rakhine people from the state, as well as rising resentment towards the Union government. Local residents accuse the Nay Pyi Taw of being more interested in the state's offshore oil and gas than the welfare of its people. Aung Kyaw Sein, a resident of the township, welcomed the...

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  • July 25, 2014

    Lower House to discuss new electoral system despite objections

    Forty-two MPs, including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, earlier objected to the proposal introduced by MP Aung Zin from the National Democratic Force Party on July 24. In protest against the decision, some 30 representatives of ethnic political parties refused to attend the parliamentary session...

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  • July 23, 2014

    Brighter prospects for tourism

    "Myanmar people now like travelling. In the previous tourism season, they visited famous places like Chaungtha and Ngwesaung beaches, Shwe Set Taw, Ah Laungdaw Kathapha and Kyaikhteeyoe pagodas as well as Taunggyi, Inlay Lake and Bagan. The numbers are now increasing," said Than Htay, chairman of the Domestic...

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  • July 22, 2014

    Mandalay rape case that triggered riots was fabricated, govt says

    ... Win of raping her. She said she was closing the shop at 10 pm on June 28 when her employer told her she would be given a new job at teashop in Nay Pyi Taw. She went along with the two in a white vehicle, but the car stopped on Pyinmana-Taungnyo road around 3 am and she was raped by the two brothers. The...

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  • July 22, 2014

    Myanmar takes a shameful step backward

    International support for reform in Myanmar is weakening as authorities in Nay Pyi Taw seem to be losing direction on the path toward the ultimate goal of democracy. Old habits appeared to have returned last week when the government sentenced four journalists and the chief executive of the Unity newspaper...

    Opinion
  • July 22, 2014

    Chinese railway project in Myanmar cancelled, official says

    The two countries had failed to implement the contract for a 1,215-kilometre railway between western Myanmarโ s Rakhine state and the Chinese city of Kunming, within three years of memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in April 2011. "No progress within three years after signing the MoU between...

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  • July 17, 2014

    British Chamber off to a sterling start in Myanmar

    .... The MIC official also shared an important note at the launch. "Thanks to the guidelines of our president, my office has been moved from Nay Pyi Taw to Yangon. We have opened our office so that in the future you [business people] don't need to go to Nay Pyi Taw for business purposes," he said....

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  • July 16, 2014

    Ex-minister graft trial resumes amid secrecy

    ... this as I was disobeying the president," Hsan Sint told reporters after his second court appearance. The latest court hearing was held in Nay Pyi Taw's Dhakhina Court a full nine days ahead of schedule, according to court witnesses. More than 20 reporters covered the second hearing but were confused about...

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  • July 16, 2014

    Thailand and Myanmar now brothers in arms

    In an early sign of new warmth between Bangkok and Nay Pyi Taw, up to 130,000 Myanmar refugees in camps on the Thai side of the border may be returned to Myanmar soon. If the process - which could take up to a year - is successful, it would be a landmark achievement. Many of the refugees have been in...

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