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  • April 27, 2015

    Suu Kyi criticises govt for hiring US lobbyist

    ... Myanmarโ s chamber of commerce whose Dagon International construction firm won contracts to help build the countryโ s nine-year-old capital of Nay Pyi Taw, was removed from the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list, the US State Department said in a statement. Two of Win Aungโ s businesses...

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  • April 24, 2015

    Govt raises rent on Yangon Zoological Garden

    ... thatโ s why there is a budget deficit," the MP said. The Htoo Group of Companies rents permits to run the zoological gardens in both Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw. The Yangon Zoological Garden is more than 100 years.

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  • April 24, 2015

    US removes prominent Myanmar businessman from sanctions list

    ... Myanmarโ s chamber of commerce whose Dagon International construction firm won contracts to help build the countryโ s nine-year-old capital of Nay Pyi Taw, was removed from the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons list, the US State Department said in a statement. Two of Win Aungโ s businesses...

    Breakingnews
  • April 22, 2015

    173 political prisoners remain incarcerated

    ... those incarcerated in March was Zaw Myint, who staged a solo protest calling for a solution to the political situation including four party talks in Nay Pyi Taw on September 21, 2014. He was sentenced to four months imprisonment on March 5, 2015. According to AAPP, Zaw Myint said that even though the other...

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  • April 13, 2015

    Relations with major powers shake-up the status quo

    ... home with new initiatives and cooperative security frameworks with Thailand. Medvedev struck a good rapport with Prayut after they first met in Nay Pyi Taw during the East Asia Summit last October, which quickly led to the stopover last week. In the second half of this year, to increase comfort levels and...

    Opinion
  • April 11, 2015

    Invitation to renovate Mandalay palace

    .... The task was completed in 1996. In July 2013, the Culture Ministry handed over the palace to the Mandalay Regional Government Committee in Nay Pyi Taw. It was handed back to the ministry in 2014 as the committee had a limited budget for the renovation.

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  • April 10, 2015

    Political leaders talk peace, elections

    ... up to the election and constitutional amendments, he said. International and local journalists waited outside Aung San Suu Kyi's residence in Nay Pyi Taw in hopes of getting a statement, but were turned away by Tin Mar Aung, chief of staff for her National League for Democracy party. Suu Kyi has previously...

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  • April 10, 2015

    Fun activities promised as Myanmar celebrates traditional New Year

    ... to ease transportation. The Hotels and Tourism Ministry recently also unveiled the plan to establish a "multi-development" tourism market in Nay Pyi Taw. It hopes to make Nay Pyi Taw a Mice (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) destination. Tours of the Lower House of Parliament and launch a website...

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  • April 10, 2015

    Myanmar election talks close without resolution

    Polls, slated for November, are being keenly watched as a litmus test for the veracity of reforms since 2011 when the military shed outright rule after decades of iron-fisted control. Opposition leader Suu Kyi on Thursday refused to rule out a boycott of landmark polls, which her party is expected...

    Breakingnews
  • April 9, 2015

    Suu Kyi refuses to rule out election boycott

    Her country is bracing for elections later this year seen as a vital test of democratic reforms in a nation that was until recently straitjacketed by decades of junta rule. Suu Kyiโ s National League for Democracy (NLD) party wants to amend constitutional clauses that block their leader from the...

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