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  • November 24, 2014

    Asean-Australia ties at 40: rising strategic partners

    ... Minister Tony Abbott met briefly - due to tight schedules - with the Asean leaders to commemorate their 40th anniversary of relations. They met in Nay Pyi Taw instead of in his country, a break from previous similar gatherings. The leaders' rhetoric had changed, they were talking about shared destiny and working...

    Opinion
  • November 24, 2014

    Cool response to push for support abroad

    .... However, things were different with Japan. Prayut claimed his meeting with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, on the sidelines of the Asean summit in Nay Pyi Taw, was fruitful as the latter understood the situation in Thailand and was keen on economic cooperation. This is only partially true because Japan wants to...

    Politics
  • November 22, 2014

    Telenor opens doors of Community Information Centre

    ... local neighbourhoods will use the centres", says Petter Furberg, CEO of Telenor Myanmar while attending the opening of the first Light House. U Nay Phone Latt, Executive Director of MIDO said "The Light Houses will be a source of light for the communities - to illuminate a path to easy access to information...

    Aec
  • November 20, 2014

    Constitutional amendment will proceed

    ... members of parliament that he would strive to complete the constitutional amendment process before the 2015 elections at a press conference in Nay Pyi Taw. On October 22, the constitutional amendment implementation committee released a report recommending the amendment 210 of 457 total sections of the constitution...

    Aec
  • November 19, 2014

    Peace and stability assured without charter changes: military MPs

    ... came during a discussion about the charter change report submitted by the Constitutional Amendment Committee at a session of Union Parliament in Nay Pyi Taw. Military representatives - whose veto on charter change is guaranteed by the constitution - spoke out against amending a clause which bans opposition leader...

    Aec
  • November 19, 2014

    Myanmar risks losing fragile footing in global village

    ... interrelated and the reform process must tackle them together. If one area of reform fails, it will have a knock-on effect on others. As such Nay Pyi Taw needs to demonstrate that its road to democracy is more than mere window-dressing to satisfy the international community. Urgent action is needed in many...

    Opinion
  • November 18, 2014

    High rents holding back telecoms firms, claims CEO

    ... to be easy to access and cheap with coverage reaching remote areas. The companies sell SIM cards but their network is only in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw. They need to expand the network to other areas. The speed of the internet depends on the technology they use for 3G or 4G networks. For example, if people...

    Aec
  • November 18, 2014

    First BMW showroom opens

    ... Co, Ltd is a subsidiary of Octagon International Service Co, a distributor of machinery and vehicles from Europe with service centres in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Man

    Aec
  • November 17, 2014

    Indonesia's blunt message for Asean

    ... blak-blakan (straightforward) diplomacy, Jokowi honestly and openly shared his views about implementation of the AEC during the Asean summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on Wednesday. Given Indonesia's lack of preparation and, more importantly, its reluctance to open its market, Asean neighbours are eager to...

    Opinion
  • November 17, 2014

    High expectations await Malaysia's Asean chair

    Last time Malaysia chaired Asean in 2005, two memorable events took place at the top echelon and the bottom level. As the host of the inaugural East Asia Summit (EAS), Malaysia was keen to respond to Russia's strong desire to become a founding member of EAS - a leaders-only strategic forum. At the time...

    Opinion