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  • February 25, 2015

    Myanmar marches towards moment of truth

    ... was reached to hold the four-party meeting on February 1 in Yangon. But after one day of talks, authorities moved the meeting to the capital, Nay Pyi Taw. Next day, the government promptly announced that talks had been postponed until after February 12, and President's Office Minister U Aung Min questioned whether...

  • February 24, 2015

    Survey finds international brands a big hit with upwardly mobile middle classin Myanmar

    The study by US-based Environsell Thailand, which aims to forecast consumer trends in 2015, has found that the number of middle-income earners in the country is growing and they are more open and eager to try new things. This change in consumer behaviour created huge opportunities for business operators...

  • February 23, 2015

    Asean must be prudent on Islamic State

    Since the last Asean Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, the grouping has issued four statements in less than four months on the rise of IS - a record in responding to a specific problem - reiterating its determination to fight against violent extremism and promote moderation. At the retreat last month, Asean issued...

  • February 20, 2015

    Study confirms artemisinin-resistant malaria close to border with India

    ... A number of 940 samples were collected at 55 malaria treatment centres across Myanmar and its border regions by a team led by Kyaw Myo Tun of the Nay Pyi Taw-based Defence Services Medical Research Centre, with coordination from MORU. The researchers examined whether parasite samples carried mutations in...

  • February 18, 2015

    UK in drive to boost economic ties with Myanmar

    ... Thant Mon, head of corporate development at Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd, are among the speakers at the event. During his visit to Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, the Lord Mayor of London Yarrow noted that there are many areas in which London and Myanmar might work together, including banking and education. ...

  • February 16, 2015

    Pledge for peace: first move towards ceasefire

    There were 13 clashes from February 9 to 12 in Shan State, killing five officers and 42 soldiers, and wounding 11 officers and 62 soldiers, according to the state-owned Global New Light of Myanmar. Signing the deal on February 12 when the country celebrated the 68th Union Day were President Thein...

  • February 14, 2015

    A meeting with Suu Kyi

    Further discussions with government representatives are scheduled for amendments to the "undemocractic" law, after a protest march in Yangon today. "When meeting with her, we explained our reasons. She said she would relay our demands to other lawmakers but gave no guarantee. We gained strength...

  • February 13, 2015

    Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory should be shrunk, says MP

    The Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory is under the direct administration of the president of Myanmar. Day-to-day functions are carried out on the presidentโ s behalf by the Nay Pyi Taw Council. "The Nay Pyi Taw Council area is designated as the Union area. Its area should be contracted. It should not be extended. Yangon...

  • February 13, 2015

    Approved voting rights for white card holders spark fury

    ... the heated public debate might disturb the integration of ethnic minorities, national reconciliation and peace," he told reporters in the capital Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday. Violence between Buddhists and Muslims tore through Rakhine in 2012, leaving over 200 people dead and sparkling outbreaks of religious...

  • February 13, 2015

    Union Day's celebration is overshadowed by heavy clashes in Kokant

    The government yesterday held a somber ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw marking the nationโ s symbolic unification after the colonial era. Some ethnic armed groups leaders were present, but a coveted ceasefire remained out of reach as conflict sweeps across northern borderlands. On the evening of February 10, clashes...