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  • January 26, 2015

    The Significance of PM Prayut's visit to Japan

    To make up for lost time, the visit is scheduled for three-days with a two-night sleep-over and a joint media conference and statement. The significance of this visit stretches beyond the fact that Japan is the first democratic country to welcome the Thai leader. He has made official visits so far...

    Opinion
  • January 26, 2015

    Overwhelming interest in sustainable hydropower practices

    ..., adding that the context plays an important role in stakeholder engagement. Funded by the Australian government, the two-day workshop in Nay Pyi Taw was part of the World Bank/IFC efforts to develop a more sustainable hydropower sector so that Myanmar can realise its enormous hydropower potential of up...

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  • January 23, 2015

    3 firms get permits to operate hotel businesses

    The three local companies are Max (Myanmar) Hotel Co Ltd to operate hotel servicing business in Nay Pyi Taw, Snow Diamond Co Ltd in Hpa-an Township, Kayin State, and Eden Hotels and Resort Co Ltd in Thandwe Towship, Rakhine State. The permits were granted during the MIC meeting held on January 16 and the...

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  • January 21, 2015

    NLD seeks ethnic parties' opinions

    "We mainly focused on cooperation in future tasks. We have not reached an agreement yet, but these points will be on the UNA's agenda. The NLD's central executive committee (CEC) will also discuss these topics," said Sai Nyunt Lwin, the general secretary of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy...

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  • January 21, 2015

    Elites oppose charter change, says MP

    ... the lessons of the past, their dignity shall live on into the future," he concluded. The parliament of Myanmar kicked off its 12th session in Nay Pyi Taw this week with discussions centred on constitutional amendment and pay rises for civil servants. Aye Mauk, secretary of the Constitutional Amendment...

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  • January 19, 2015

    Asean Community without Asean identity

    ... such high expectations. In contrast, the previous chair, Myanmar, was fortunate as regional expectations then were much lower. That was the reason Nay Pyi Taw was given such a high mark. As of now, Asean members have displayed different attitudes towards the AC deadline. Albeit their cautious optimism, they...

    Opinion
  • January 19, 2015

    Govt pledges to do more on human rights protection

    ... and Myanmar government are now negotiating for a mutually acceptable agreement on the opening of the office. The dialogue, taking place in Nay Pyi Taw during January 14-15, was to discuss and exchange best practices in the field of human rights of both parties, and also on ongoing efforts to further promote...

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  • January 16, 2015

    More political talks planned

    ...-party talk. The discussions were very general because there were 48 people present. No one can deny this," Suu Kyi told reporters at her house in Nay Pyi Taw. "As I have already said, proposed six-party talks should not be avoided. The President has not yet respond to all I have said." "Ethnic affairs...

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  • January 15, 2015

    Unfruitful political talks

    ... talks. Thatโ s why they invited so many people to the meeting," said United Nationalities Alliance leader Khun Htun Oo. The talks took place in Nay Pyi Taw. Organised by the government, it was designed for discussions on key domestic issues, such as the successful completion of the 2015 general election,...

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  • January 14, 2015

    Trafficking peaks in 2014

    ... 10 cases; Ayeyawaddy Region with nine cases; Taninthayi and Bago regions with seven each; Kachin State with six cases; Mon State with four cases; Nay Pyi Taw and Magway regions with three each; Sagaing Region and Kayin State with two each; and Rakhine State with one. No cases were recorded in other regions and...

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